Western-reef Egret

Western Reef-egret, also called the Western Reef-heron, is a medium-sized heron found in southern Europe, Africa and parts of Asia. This bird has two plumage colours. There is an all-white morph and a dark grey morph. They are also known as Reef- Egret, Indian Reef Egret, Indian Reef Heron, Reef Heron, Arabian Reef Egret, Red Sea Reef Heron. A group of herons has many collective nouns, including a “battery”, “hedge”, “pose”, “rookery”, and “scattering” of herons.”

Gujarati Name

દરિયાઈ બગલો

Scientific Name

Egretta gularis

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat


IUCN Status

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