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Species profile—Egretta sacra (eastern reef egret)


Animalia (animals) → Aves (birds) → Ardeidae (herons, egrets and bitterns) → Egretta sacra (eastern reef egret)

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Species details

Animalia (animals)
Aves (birds)
Ardeidae (herons, egrets and bitterns)
Scientific name
Egretta sacra (Gmelin, 1789)
Common name
eastern reef egret
Type reference
Gmelin, G.F. (1789). Systema Naturae, & c. Linneai, Caroli. Edito decima tertia, aucta reformata, cura J. F. Gmelin.
WildNet taxon ID
Alternate name(s)
white heron
Pacific reef-heron
Pacific reef heron
eastern reef heron
reef egret
white reef heron
sacred heron
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Pest status
Species environment
Marine & Terrestrial

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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