White or charcoal gray, colors found in two forms. General color is gray uniform, crested short, whitish chin. The difference with egrets buffalo: larger size, more slender head and neck. In other herons: greenish legs and relatively short, pale beak.
Iris yellow, pale yellow beak, green legs. Almost always found on the beach or rocks, rarely in scorched mud estuaries.
Hunting on the edge of the water, standing still or walking in shallow water.
Food: fish, shrimp, crabs. Nested on the ground in rock piles, in the bush, or on a short tree, sometimes in the form of a simple Kaisan on the ground, or a simple nest of twigs on the ground.
Eggs are pale bluish green, the number of items 3-4.
Breeding months of December to April.
Habitat Beaches, coral.
Deployment Coastal eastern Asia, the western Pacific, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand.
Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Bali, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, Papua.
Local Deployment Tambaksari, Sayung, Demak: exposure to mud.
The number is very few and rare frequency.
Rating encounter: (3) moderate.