Eastern Great Egret

Ardea modesta (Gray, JE, 1831)

© Askar Isabekov

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author: Askar Isabekov
location: Alappuzha, Kerala.
date: 2017-12-05
equipment: Canon EOS550D + Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM

2020-07-21. Pavel Parkhaev:

Hi Askar! This egret looks like Ardea alba (the skinny yellowish gap goes far behind the vertical line drawn trough the midle of the eye).
According to the coloration of the feet (entire black), it can be A.a.modesta - Eastern Great Egret (this subspecies, or full species as some taxonomist belive, was originally described from India)

2020-08-30. Askar Isabekov:

Thank you very much, Pavel. I absolutely agree to you, bird has vey long legs to be intermedia.

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