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Herons, Egrets, Bitterns and Storks

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Herons
A large, worldwide family of long-legged wading birds. Herons have long necks and long straight, spear-like bills used for striking at fish, small vertebrates, and invertebrate prey. Several species exhibit long, fine erectile plumes during the breeding season. Nests are generally large twig platforms built on trees. (John Mackinnon, The Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali, 2006)

Egrets
Egrets are the graceful, white birds of wet ricefields, muddy river banks, and shallow swamps. Most of the true Egrets are pure white, and they are not always easy to identify. (Derek Holmes & Steven Nash, The Birds of Sumatra and Kalimantan, 1990)

Bitterns
The bitterns are secretive birds of fresh-water reed-beds and swamp scrub, and are most often seen when they make short flights above the reed-beds, usually at dawn or dusk. (Derek Holmes & Steven Nash, The Birds of Sumatra and Kalimantan, 1990)

Storks
About 19 species of tall, predominantly black and white birds of fresh water and coasts. Storks differ extremely from herons chiefly in their larger size and much more massive bills. they are poorly represented in Borneo, where two species occur. (Smythies, The Birds of Borneo, 1999)

Photographed Species
Family Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
(Ardea albus modesta) Great Egret
(Ardea cinerea) Grey Heron
(Ardea purpurea) Purple Heron
(Ardea sumatrana) Great Billed Heron
(Ardeola speciosa) Javan Pond Heron
(Bulbucus ibis) Cattle Egret
(Butorides striata) Striated Heron
(Egretta eulophotes) Chinese Egret
(Egretta garzetta) Little Egret
(Egretta intermedia) Intermediate Egret
(Egretta sacra) Pacific Reef Egret
(Ixobrychus cinnamomeus) Chinnamon Bittern
(Ixobrychus seninsis) Yellow Bittern
(Nycticorax caledonicus) Rufous Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax) Black-crowned Night Heron

Family Ciconiidae (Storks)
(Ciconia stormi) Storm's Stork
(Leptoptilos javanicus) Lesser Adjutant
(Ardea albus modesta) Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta)
Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta) Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta)
Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta) Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta)
Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta) Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta)
Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta) Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta)
Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta) Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta)
Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta) Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta)
Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta) Great Egret
(Ardea albus modesta)
Great Egret
(Ardea cinerea) Grey Heron
(Ardea cinerea)
Grey Heron
(Ardea cinerea) Grey Heron
(Ardea cinerea)
Grey Heron
(Ardea cinerea) Grey Heron
(Ardea cinerea)
Grey Heron
(Ardea purpurea) Purple Heron
(Ardea purpurea)
Purple Heron
(Ardea purpurea) Purple Heron
(Ardea purpurea)
Purple Heron
(Ardea purpurea) Purple Heron
(Ardea purpurea)
Purple Heron
(Ardea sumatrana) Great Billed Heron
(Ardea sumatrana)
Great Billed Heron
(Ardea sumatrana) Great Billed Heron
(Ardea sumatrana)
Great Billed Heron
(Ardeola speciosa)  Javan Pond Heron
(Ardeola speciosa)
Javan Pond Heron
(Ardeola speciosa)  Javan Pond Heron
(Ardeola speciosa)
Javan Pond Heron
(Ardeola speciosa)  Javan Pond Heron
(Ardeola speciosa)
Javan Pond Heron
(Bulbucus ibis) Cattle Egret
(Bulbucus ibis)
Cattle Egret
(Bulbucus ibis) Cattle Egret
(Bulbucus ibis)
Cattle Egret
(Bulbucus ibis) Cattle Egret
(Bulbucus ibis)
Cattle Egret
(Butorides striata) Striated Heron
(Butorides striata)
Striated Heron
(Butorides striata) Striated Heron
(Butorides striata)
Striated Heron
(Butorides striata) Striated Heron
(Butorides striata)
Striated Heron
(Butorides striata) Striated Heron
(Butorides striata)
Striated Heron
(Butorides striata) Striated Heron
(Butorides striata)
Striated Heron
(Egretta eulophotes) Chinese Egret
(Egretta eulophotes)
Chinese Egret
(Egretta eulophotes) Chinese Egret
(Egretta eulophotes)
Chinese Egret
(Egretta garzetta)  Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta)
Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta) Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta)
Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta) Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta)
Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta)  Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta)
Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta)  Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta)
Little Egret
(Egretta intermedia)Intermediate Egret
(Egretta intermedia)
Intermediate Egret
(Egretta intermedia)Intermediate Egret
(Egretta intermedia)
Intermediate Egret
(Egretta intermedia)Intermediate Egret
(Egretta intermedia)
Intermediate Egret
(Egretta sacra) Pacific Reef Egret  White Morph
(Egretta sacra)
Pacific Reef Egret White Morph
(Egretta sacra) Pacific Reef Egret Dark and white Morph
(Egretta sacra)
Pacific Reef Egret Dark and white Morph
(Egretta sacra) Pacific Reef Egret Dark Morph
(Egretta sacra)
Pacific Reef Egret Dark Morph
(Egretta sacra) Pacific Reef Egret Dark Morph
(Egretta sacra)
Pacific Reef Egret Dark Morph
(Egretta sacra) Pacific Reef Egret Dark Morph
(Egretta sacra)
Pacific Reef Egret Dark Morph
(Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)Chinnamon Bittern - Breeding
(Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)
Chinnamon Bittern - Breeding
(Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)Chinnamon Bittern ♀
(Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)
Chinnamon Bittern ♀
(Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)Chinnamon Bittern ♂
(Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)
Chinnamon Bittern ♂
(Ixobrychus seninsis)Yellow Bittern
(Ixobrychus seninsis)
Yellow Bittern
(Ixobrychus seninsis)Yellow Bittern
(Ixobrychus seninsis)
Yellow Bittern
(Ixobrychus seninsis)Yellow Bittern
(Ixobrychus seninsis)
Yellow Bittern
(Nycticorax caledonicus manillensis) Rufous Night Heron
(Nycticorax caledonicus manillensis)
Rufous Night Heron
(Nycticorax caledonicus manillensis) Rufous Night Heron
(Nycticorax caledonicus manillensis)
Rufous Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax) Black Crowned Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax)
Black Crowned Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax) Black Crowned Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax)
Black Crowned Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax) Black Crowned Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax)
Black Crowned Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax) Black Crowned Night Heron - Juvenile
(Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax)
Black Crowned Night Heron - Juvenile
(Ciconia stormi) Storm's Stork
(Ciconia stormi)
Storm's Stork
(Ciconia stormi) Storm's Stork
(Ciconia stormi)
Storm's Stork
(Ciconia stormi) Storm's Stork
(Ciconia stormi)
Storm's Stork
(Leptoptilos javanicus) Lesser Adjutant
(Leptoptilos javanicus)
Lesser Adjutant
(Leptoptilos javanicus) Lesser Adjutant
(Leptoptilos javanicus)
Lesser Adjutant