Local park, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. 18th Oct 2020.
Not sure which which Egret it is. Both pic are same bird. My current guessing is Little Egret.
The foliage obscures the toes and feet, which nevertheless do appear to be yellow. The resident ssp in the Sundas is nigripes (black feet); therefore this might be a vagrant garzetta, the nominate, which perhaps explains its gaunt, almost starving appearance?
Agree with Little Egret - black legs, yellow feet. @MJB - doesn't look gaunt/starving to me? Just normal. Would nominate E.g. garzetta really be a vagrant there, rather than just a regular winter visitor?
In IOC 10.2, no mention is made of non-breeding locations for the nominate or nigripes and so residency is implied, the former's southernmost distribution in that area being listed as India to Philippines. Perhaps ringing data might give some idea of movements. That said, nominate Little Egret is quite a coloniser, and so vagrancy shouldn't be unexpected. For example, I've seen Little Egret on Ascension Island. From memory, Pete Carr has recorded individuals on BIOT Indian Ocean islands, but I can't remember which ssp.
Not Pete Carr from Nottingham?
IOC don't generally give wintering ranges of taxa, only breeding distributions - can be very annoying at times!In IOC 10.2, no mention is made of non-breeding locations for the nominate or nigripes and so residency is implied, ...
No mention of Africa!Whinchat Saxicola rubetra (Linnaeus, 1758) EU : Europe to c Russia and nw Mongolia