English Name Little Egret
Scientific Name Egretta garzetta
German Name Seidenreiher
Spanish Name Garceta Común
French Name Aigrette garzette
Little Egret
Peters Family Name ARDEIDAE(Ardeinae):Day Herons Order 315.0
Sibley Monroe Family Name ARDEIDAE:Herons,Bitterns,Egrets Order 3745.0
Gill Family Name ARDEIDAE:Herons,Egrets,Bitterns Order 468.0
New 2013 Family Name ARDEIDAE:Herons,Egrets and Bitterns Order 320.0
English Synonyms
#Note:Parsons & Master,2000,Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) in The Birds of North America Online,No. 489 stated:"[subspecies are] poorly differentiated...and based entirely on slight differences in size."
Authority (Linnaeus 1766)
Habitat lakes,marshes,flooded fields,estuaries
Breeding "In Palearctic,Mar-Jul;in tropical Africa,most laying during rains;in India,Jul-Sept in N.Nov-Feb in S..."