Western Reef-Heron

Egretta gularis

Order

PELECANIFORMES

Family

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)

Code 4

WEHE

Code 6

EGRGUL

ITIS

HEAD

Western Reef-Heron Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Yellow
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Gray
  • Forehead Color: Gray
  • Nape Color: Slate gray
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Western Reef-Heron Body Illustration_2
  • Length Range: 56-66 cm (22-26 in)
  • Weight: 400 g (14.1 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: Gray
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Western Reef-Heron Flight Illustration_2
  • Flight Pattern: Slow direct flight with deep, rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 102-109 cm (40-43 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Black with yellow feet.
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