Much bigger than the other white herons. Heavier beak, neck bersimpul typical.
Differences with silver egret: A bill passed behind the eyes.
Breeding: blue green skin hairless face. Fine hairs on the body. Part black. Red hairy thighs. Black feet.
Breeding: Skin yellowish face. Usually black tipped yellow beak. Feet and legs black.
Iris yellow. Live alone or in groups. Stand a little straighter, peck prey from above. Courtship, couples dancing and chasing each other. Flying with wings slow and graceful, full of energy.
Food: fish, shrimp, grasshopper, dragonfly larvae. Nesting in colonies with other water birds. Nest of twigs that shallow, on top of the tree.
Eggs are pale bluish, the number of items 2-4.
Breeding months of December to March, from February to July.
Habitat Mangrove, scorched mud and sand, rice fields, lagoons.
Deployment Spread almost all over the world.
Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Bali, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, Papua.
Local Deployment Ahmad Yani Airport, Semarang: wetland areas.
Whole observatories, Tugu, Semarang: wetland areas.
Sekaran, Gunungpati, Semarang: garden, moor.
River East Banjirkanal, Genuk, Semarang: wetland areas.
Setiabudi, Srondol, Semarang: roadside trees (breeding colonies).
Puppetry, Banyumanik, Semarang: rice.
Tambaksari, Sayung, Demak: wetland area (breeding colonies).
Quantities and frequencies very often.
Rating encounter: (1) very easy.