Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Bird #3 :Little Egret

Common Name: Little Egret

Scientific Name: Egretta garzetta

Description: 22-28 inches; White plumage; black legs with yellow feet; black bill; greyish-green lores. Breeding: lores reddish, two long head plumes.

Habitat: Wet areas throughout the island; nests at The Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary,

Statue: resident breeder; Barbados, at The Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, was first place in the Western Hemisphere where Little Egrets established breeding colony.