The Great Egret

The Great Egret - Birds of Pakistan at Pakistan Highlands
The Great Egret at Head Marala, Sialkot – Photo by Tahir Abbas Awan

The Great Egret is a common bird in Pakistan. The height of the Great Egret can be upto 1 meter (3.3 ft) and 31 to 41 inches in length with a wingspan of 52 to 67 inches. The average body mass of this bird is around 1,000 grams.

Apart from size, the Great Egret can be distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black legs and feet, though the bill may become darker and the lower legs lighter in the breeding season. It has a slow flight, with its neck retracted. The Great Egret is not a vocal bird normally, but it often gives a loud croaking occasionally.

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