Eastern Reef-egret (Egretta sacra) - HBW 1, p. 412
French: Aigrette sacrée
Spanish: Garceta de Arrecife
Other common names: Pacific Reef-egret/Reef-heron
Taxonomy: Ardea sacra Gmelin, 1789, Tahiti.
Sometimes placed in genus Demigretta. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- sacra (Gmelin, 1789) - coastal SE Asia to Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, SW & S Pacific, Australia, New Zealand.
- albolineata (G. R. Gray, 1859) - New Caledonia, Loyalty Is.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 47 videos
A dark phase bird foraging. Locality Lake Tabourie, New South Wales, Australia (ssp sacra)
Stephen Wallace 7 February 2012 4 years ago 42 sec 4.8
A bird standing and walking on coastal rocks. Locality Vunisea, Kadavu, Fiji (ssp sacra)
Josep del Hoyo 22 August 2012 3 years ago 31 sec 4.7
A bird, then two, foraging at the seashore Locality Tangkoko-Batuangus-Duasudara Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Sulawesi (Indonesia) (ssp sacra)
Josep del Hoyo 8 August 2007 8 years ago 50 sec 4.5
A dark morph individual walking along a creek Locality Cairns Esplenade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia (ssp sacra)
Keith Blomerley 10 November 2003 8 years ago 14 sec 4.4
Exploring sea rocks Locality Langkawi, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia (ssp sacra)
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2010 5 years ago 37 sec 4.3
A bird at the seashore, looking for food and shaking the plumage Locality Tangkoko-Batuangus-Duasudara Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Sulawesi (Indonesia) (ssp sacra)
Josep del Hoyo 8 August 2007 8 years ago 35 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 54 photos
Close up of grey morph roosting on rocks.
Locality Carnarvon, Western Australia, Australia
Les George 19 July 2016 6 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 5
A single individual was found feeding
Locality Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, Chidiya Tapu, South Andaman, Andaman Islands, Andaman and Nicobar (ssp sacra)
Jainy Kuriakose 30 March 2014 1 year ago 4.8
Grey morph Eastern Reef-egret feeding in a creek
Locality Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Lindsay Hansch 20 August 2015 43 weeks ago 4.7
Grey form foraging along the shore of Flying Fish Cove
Locality Christmas Island
Ian Barker 12 August 2015 45 weeks ago 4.7
Standing in cliffs.
Locality New Taipei City (Taipei County), Taiwan (ssp sacra)
Fran Trabalon 23 October 2013 1 year ago 4.7
Eastern(Pacific)Reef Egret in flight
Locality Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp sacra)
tombac 31 December 2012 1 year ago 4.6