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Thailand egret id help please (1 Viewer)

bhutjoe

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Hi, I am still trying to work my way around egret ID:), I am seeking confirmation and/or correction on these egrets. The first photo of the 3 egrets shows, I think, from left to right a great egret, a little egret and a cattle egret. It is the little egret that I am unsure if it is actually an intermediate egret.

The second photo shows the same bird from a different angle, focusing on its beak colour and eye. I noticed the bill of the cattle egret behind it seems rather orangish with a black tip (though maybe it is just the photo). The cattle egrets are about 6 feet behind it.

The third photo is a different egret, taken in a location about a kilometer away from the first two photos. I believe this is a little egret based on its running, colour of bill and I think I can see a yellow foot.
Comments, corrections etc appreciated.
thank you in advance
steve
 

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THE_FERN

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The left hand egret in the first pic is actually the best candidate for intermediate. I agree the neck looks long but the gape line doesn't extend beyond the eye as it should in great egret. Great egret normally has a noticeable kink in the neck which we can't see here
 

johnallcock

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First two pics are Intermediate, Little and Cattle (L-R in first pic, R-L in second). Size, structure and bill shape all fit Intermediate rather than Great.

Third is a Little Egret.
 

THE_FERN

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First two pics are Intermediate, Little and Cattle (L-R in first pic, R-L in second). Size, structure and bill shape all fit Intermediate rather than Great.

Third is a Little Egret.

I think we're looking at 2 cattle egrets and a little in pic 2. Can't make that pic 2 RH bird into something with a long enough neck and a slim enough bill.
 

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