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Egretta eulophotes (Swinhoe, 1860) – Chinese Egret

Taxonomic Notes:

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is rare. It inhabits forests and grasslands near the coastal regions. It is migratory, breeding in the Republic of Korea, Russia and China and wintering in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, and Brunei (BirdLife International 2016).

Conservation Status:

According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to land reclamation, agriculture, and aquaculture. Another threat is poaching and collecting eggs for food (BirdLife International 2001).

BirdLife International 2016. Egretta eulophotes . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22696977A93596047. Accessed on 06 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Egretta eulophotes (Swinhoe, 1860) – Chinese Egret. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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