215. Demiegretta sacra

215. Demiegretta sacra.

THE EASTERN REEF-HERON.

Male 21" to 24". Legs green. Bill yellowish.— In summer: Above slate. Head almost black. Pectoral and dorsal plumes lanceolate, slate-grey. Tufted crest about 1". Burma, Andamans, Nicobars, Malay Peninsula, to China, Japan, Australia, and Pacific Isles. Three eggs (1.7 x 1.3), pale sea-green. (B. 1564. S.E. ii. 305.)

Also the genus Agamia, One species— A. agami, 32", bill 5 3/4", above glossy dark green, from Mexico, C. and S. America.

Culmen equal to the tarsus.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
215. Demiegretta sacra
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
215
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
199
Common name: 
Eastern Reef Heron
M_ID: 
2353
M_CN: 
Pacific Reef Heron
M_SN: 
Egretta sacra
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13006

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