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The Eastern Great Egret Found In Bhandavgarh Stock Photo 152264260Animal Themes,Animals In The Wild,Bandhavgarh,Bird,Branch,Clear Sky,Color Image,Day,Great White Heron,India,Karnataka,No People,One Animal,Outdoors,Perching,Photography,Sunny,Tree,Vertical,Wildlife,eastern great egretPhotographer Partha PalCollection: Stockbyte Copyrighted @Partha PalThe Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta), a white heron in the genus Ardea, is a subspecies of the Great Egret . The Eastern Great Egret has a wide distribution throughout Asia and Oceania, with breeding populations in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, China, Korea, north-eastern Russia, Japan, Indochina, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Australia, and New Zealand. The egret breeds across Australia but only rarely in the southwest of the continent or dry interior.Measuring 83?103 cm (33?41 in) in length and weighing 0.7?1.2 kg (1.5?2.6 lb), the Eastern Great Egret is a large heron with all-white plumage. Its bill is yellow in the breeding season and black at other times, and its long legs are red or black. The colours of the bare parts change during the breeding season. The breeding plumage is also marked by long neck plumes and a green facial area.The diet includes vertebrates such as fish, frogs, small reptiles, small birds and rodents, and invertebrates such as insects, crustaceans, and molluscs. The Eastern Great Egret hunts by wading or standing still in shallow water and 'spearing' prey with its bill.