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Ian Fulton | profile | all galleries >> African Galleries >> Madagascar >> Madagascar - Birds >> Madagascar Birds-Individual Species Galleries >> Black Egret tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Black Egret

(egretta ardesiaca)
The Black Egret is found commonly in Madagascar. It favours fresh water wetlands, rarely in saltwater areas, so the abundance of flooded paddy fields provide excellent feeding opportunities for these birds. It has a distinctive feeding habit of forming an 'umbrella' with its wings raised over its head.
Black Egret, Lake Alarobia-Antananarivo, Madagascar
Black Egret, Lake Alarobia-Antananarivo, Madagascar
Black Egret, Lake Alarobia-Antananarivo, Madagascar
Black Egret, Lake Alarobia-Antananarivo, Madagascar
Black Egret, Lake Alarobia-Antananarivo, Madagascar
Black Egret, Lake Alarobia-Antananarivo, Madagascar
Black Egret, Lake Alarobia-Antananarivo, Madagascar
Black Egret, Lake Alarobia-Antananarivo, Madagascar