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ALL EGRETS

• Cattle
• Dimorphic
• Great
• Little
• Yellow-billed
   or Intermediate

ALL HERONS

• Black
• Black-crowned
   Night-

• Black-headed
• Goliath
• Green-backed
   or Striated

• Grey
• Madagascar Squacco
• Purple
• Rufous-bellied
• Squacco
• Western Reef
• White-backed
   Night-


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PICTURES OF THE KENYAN BIRDS:
EGRETS AND HERONS





Cattle Egret


Cattle Egret

Picture by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in Amboseli in December '18. You can tell that it's a breeding adult by the brown feathers on the head.


Scientific name: Bubulcus i. ibis

Dutch name: Koereiger





EGRETS AND HERONS FOR WHICH WE DON'T HAVE A PICTURE YET

• Dimorphic Egret

• Black-crowned Night-heron

• Madagascar Squacco Heron

• Purple Heron

• Rufous-bellied Heron

• Western Reef Heron

• White-backed Night-heron

In case you have a good picture of any of these birds, we would appreciate if you could
share your picture and we will put it in this gallery with your name below it.



Great Egret


Great Egret

Picture by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in Crater Lake in June '18


Great Egret

Picture by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in June '18

You can tell the Great Egret apart from the Yellow-billed/Intermediate Egret by the small line that extends beyond the eye.


Scientific name: Casmerodius albus melanorhynchos

Dutch name: Grote zilverreiger






Little Egret


Little Egret

Picture by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in the Rift Valley in February '20

The Little Egret is easily identifiable by the yellow toes and the black bill.


Scientific name: Egretta g. garzetta

Dutch name: Kleine zilverreiger






Intermediate or Yellow-billed Egret


Intermediate or Yellow-billed Egret

Picture by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in Naivasha in June '18


Scientific name: Mesophoyx intermedia

Dutch name: Middelste zilverreiger






Black Heron or Black Egret


Black Heron or Black Egret

Picture by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in Baringo in December '19


Scientific name: Egretta ardesiaca

Dutch name: Zwarte reiger






Black-headed Heron


Black-headed Heron

Picture by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in Naivasha in April '18


Scientific name: Ardea melanocephala

Dutch name: Zwartkopreiger






Goliath Heron


Goliath Heron

Picture by Peter Huysman, taken in Baringo in '12


Scientific name: Ardea goliath

Dutch name: Goliathreiger






Green-backed or Striated Heron


Green-backed or Striated Heron

Picture by Peter Huysman, taken in Baringo in August '11


Scientific name: Butorides striatus atricapillus

Dutch name: Mangrovereiger






Grey Heron


Grey Heron

Picture by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in Naivasha in June '18


Scientific name: Ardea c. cinerea

Dutch name: Blauwe reiger






Squacco Heron


Squacco Heron

Picture by Peter Huysman, taken in Baringo in August '11


Scientific name: Ardeola ralloides

Dutch name: Ralreiger