Local Name (Malay): Bangau Kerbau ("Buffalo Egret")
NO UK STATUS / IUCN Red List: Not yet Evaluated
As with the Eastern Great Egret, this is another case of a Eurasian heron species which has been split horizontally by some taxonomists yet remains lumped by others. In this case, the Eastern Cattle Egret is more widely accepted than the Eastern Great Egret, but still not that widely accepted. The main difference between this species and its western counterparts (beyond obviously, range) is the breeding plumage - the buff colouration is more extensive in this species along with some other coloration differences.
SUBSPECIES: none - monotypic
- Sighting Locations -
MALAYSIA - Locally common resident.