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Old Saturday 14th October 2017, 14:04   #1
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ID Egret? Portugal

ID Bubulcus ibis/Egretta garzetta/Ardea alba
impossible ID?
Porto, Portugal. Setember 2016

over the sea, very corped...
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Old Saturday 14th October 2017, 14:43   #2
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Yellow beak and the size of a gull Bubulcus ibis.
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Old Saturday 14th October 2017, 15:44   #3
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looks much more Great White Egret to me
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Legs look rather long for Cattle Egret ....
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I'm also thinking Great White - it looks long-legged, broad-winged, and the obvious "bulge" of the folded neck suggests to me a very long neck (it's more of a "bulge" than typically seen on Grey Heron).

I think there might be an optical illusion going on with the size - it "looks" closer to the camera than the gulls, but actually there's no reason it can't be further.
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Yellow beak and the size of a gull Bubulcus ibis.
It is the size of a *large* gull
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My first impression also GWE, I think it must be, wing shape better too.
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Old Saturday 14th October 2017, 20:05   #8
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I'm also thinking Great White - it looks long-legged, broad-winged, and the obvious "bulge" of the folded neck suggests to me a very long neck (it's more of a "bulge" than typically seen on Grey Heron).

I think there might be an optical illusion going on with the size - it "looks" closer to the camera than the gulls, but actually there's no reason it can't be further.
I think your right , looking more carefully i see that the neck and the beak are to big for a Bubulcus ibis.
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