Western Reef Heron
Egretta gularis gularis

– medium-sized heron, slightly larger than Little Egret
– diurnal/nocturnal migrant
– migrates singly or in small flocks in formation

BIF754_MPU_I1Q8038_150216_wrheron-DARK-1_oman_ash-shuwaymiyyah
Western Reef Heron Egretta g. gularis, dark morph
BIF0754, 16/02/2015, Ash Shuwaymiyyah, Oman, Mathias Putze

BIF755_MPU_I1Q8106_150216_wrheron-DARK-1_oman_ash-shuwaymiyyah
Western Reef Heron Egretta g. gularis, dark morph
BIF0755, 16/02/2015, Ash Shuwaymiyyah, Oman, Mathias Putze

BIF756_MPU_I1Q9721_150220_wrheron-WHITE-1_oman_taqah
Western Reef Heron Egretta g. gularis, white morph
BIF0756, 20/02/2015, Taqah, Oman, Mathias Putze

voice: calls in flight not yet sound recorded

comparison species:
Grey Heron
Western Great Egret
Little Egret

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