Pacific reef egret

Egretta sacra
Aigrette sacrée

Interesting facts

The Pacific Reef Egret is found in two different colors, dark gray or more commonly completely white. It is about 58 cm from tail to beak with yellow-green feet. It eats small fish and crustaceans as well as lizards and insects. It reproduces year-round on the ground, in a brush, or on a tree in groups up to a dozen individuals. It lays 2-3 clear blue eggs in a nest made of small branches that are 4.4 by 3.4 cm large. The eggs are incubated for 25 to 28 days by both parents before the chick is born and cared for until fledging 5 to 6 weeks later.