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Western Reef - Egret at Sewri Mudflats

Western Reef - Egret at Sewri Mudflats
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Copyright: Kedar Hegde (hegdekedar) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 17] (82)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-27
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-28 8:36
Viewed: 2964
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Western Reef Egret is similiar to Little Egret , but has 2 phases 1) pure white 2) bluish slaty with white patch on throat . A backwardly drooping crest of two narrow plumes is acquired in the breeding season .White phase difficult to distinguish from the small egret . It is essentially a bird of the seacoast ,seldom found far inland above tidal influence .
In India they are found along the western coastline , their food consists mainly of crustaceans , molluscs and fish , especially the mud crawler
Breeding season is from march - july varying with locality . Nest -a twig platform like other egrets commonly built in colonies on mangrove trees in a tidal swamp , or large peepul or jambul etc,
Eggs- 3 or 4 , pale sea green or blue green , unmarked

- The Book of Indian Birds , Salim Ali

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hello Kedar, a very good photo, I like your POV and the pose of egret, with this light fine colors performance!
"keep photographing!"

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