Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Pacific Reef-Heron

Pacific Reef-Heron Egretta sacra

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Pacific Reef Heron, Pacific Reef-egret, Eastern Reef-heron, Eastern Reef-egret, Blue Reef-egret, Reef Heron
Old scientific name(s): Demigretta sacra


Hasaki, Ibaraki, Japan - Aug 23, 2003 © William Hull  Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia - Mar, 2004 © Tom Tarrant  Hasties Point, New South Wales, Australia - 2003 © Hans&Judy Beste  Hasties Point, New South Wales, Australia - 2003 © Hans&Judy Beste  Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia - Mar, 2005 © Tan Chin Tong 
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Coasts of e. and s. Asia and Australasia;
(1) Andaman Is., and Nicobar Is., Burma (Oyster Is., Arakan), Thailand, Malaya, Indochina, China (Hainan and from Kwangtung n. to Fukien and occasionally to Chekiang), se. Taiwan, Pescadores Is., South Korea, Japan (w. and s. Honshu n. to Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures, s. Kyushu), Ryukyu Is., Philippines, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo, Lesser Sundas, Sulawesi, Moluccas, islands in the Indian Ocean including the Cocos Is. (Keeling Is.) and Christmas Is., New Guinea and adjacent is., Bismarck Arch., Solomon Is., Australia (except the Bight in Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland (Cairns Esplanade), New South Wales, Victoria and e. South Australia), Tasmania, New Zealand (North Island, South Island and Stewart Is.), Fiji, Micronesia and e. Polynesia (Tonga, Loyalty Is., Tubuai Is., Cook Is., Society Is. (Tahiti), Marquesas Is., e. to Tuamotu Arch. and Oeno Is. and n. to Samoa and the Marshall Is.).
(2) New Caledonia.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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