Tag: Egretta gularis

First confirmed record of Western Reef-Heron (Egretta gularis) for South America

Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) Science Article 4 abstract At 3 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, January 22, 1986, a group of 15 people on a birding tour of Trinidad observed a medium-sized, dark heron land and begin feeding in the ‘Pumpkin Patch’ area of southern Nariva Swamp. William L. Murphy and Winston Nanan, Am. Birds 41(1):16-27 […]

The Economic Impact of the Western Reef-Heron (Egretta gularis) on the Town ofKittery, Maine in August of 2006.

Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) Science Article 3 abstract The presence of a Western Reef-Heron in Kittery, Maine for six days in August 2006presented an opportunity to perform a case study of the economic boost that birding canbring to a small community. Jeannette and Derek Lovitch, The Wild Bird Center of Yarmouth Download article download […]

Stationary underwater prey missed by reef herons, Egretta gularis: head position and light refraction at the moment of strike

Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) Science Article 2 abstract This paper attempts to verify the importance of spatial positioning of the eyes of reef herons Egretta gularis schistacea, when coping with light refraction at the air-water interface. Gadi Katzir et al, J Comp Physiol A (1989) 165:573-576 Download article download full text (pdf)

Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis in Brazil (Ciconiiformes: Ardeidae)

Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) Science Article 5 abstract The Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis is a polytypic species with discontinuous tropical range along West (nominate subspecies) and East Africa to the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and southwest India (E. g. schistacea). In West Africa, it breeds locally on coasts and offshore islands, from Mauritania Carmem […]

Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis)

Ciconiiformes Ardeidae Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) [order] Ciconiiformes | [family] Ardeidae | [latin] Egretta gularis | [UK] Western Reef Heron | [FR] Aigrette à gorge blanche | [DE] Küstenreiher | [ES] Garceta Dimorfa | [IT] Airone schistaceo | [NL] Westelijke Rifreiger Physical charateristics This bird has two plumage colour forms. There is an all-white […]