Egretta

genus of herons

Egretta
Temporal range: Late Miocene to present
White-faced heron, Egretta novaehollandiae
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Subfamily: Ardeinae
Genus: Egretta
T. Forster, 1817
Type species
Egretta garzetta (little egret)
Species

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Species

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The genus contains 13 species:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
  Egretta picata Pied heron Australia, Wallacea and New Guinea.
  Egretta novaehollandiae White-faced heron of Australasia, New Guinea, the islands of Torres Strait, Indonesia, New Zealand
  Egretta rufescens Reddish egret Central America, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Gulf Coast of the United States, and Mexico.
  Egretta ardesiaca Black heron Sub-Saharan Africa, from Senegal and Sudan to South Africa, Madagascar
  Egretta vinaceigula Slaty egret south-central Africa.
  Egretta tricolor Tricolored heron, Louisiana heron Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, to northern South America as far south as Brazil.
  Egretta caerulea Little blue heron United States, through Central America and the Caribbean south to Peru and Uruguay
  Egretta thula Snowy egret North, Central and South America.
  Egretta garzetta Little egret Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
  Egretta gularis Western reef heron southern Europe, Africa and parts of Asia
  Egretta dimorpha Dimorphic egret Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mayotte, Seychelles, and Tanzania.
  Egretta sacra Pacific reef heron, Pacific reef egret, or eastern reef heron southern Asia and Oceania.
  Egretta eulophotes Chinese egret east Asia.

References

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  1. Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2021). "Ibis, spoonbills, herons, Hamerkop, Shoebill, pelicans". IOC World Bird List Version 11.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 21 November 2021.

Other websites

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  •   Media related to Egretta at Wikimedia Commons
  •   Data related to Egretta at Wikispecies