Dimorphic egret

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Dimorphic egret
Dimorphic Egret RWD2.jpg
Egretta dimorpha in Madagascar
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Egretta
Species: E. dimorpha
Binomial name
Egretta dimorpha
Hartert, 1914
Dark morph in Madagascar

The dimorphic egret (Egretta dimorpha) is a species of heron in the family Ardeidae. It is found in Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mayotte, Seychelles, and Tanzania.

In 2009, the IUCN lumped Egretta dimorpha with the little egret Egretta garzetta.

The dimorphic egret can sometime be found on rooftops, finding insects in the gutters of houses.[1]


  1. ^ Cheryl-Samantha Owen (April 10, 2008). "Slow and steady, like the tortoise and the rail". The Telegraph.