Family: Ardeidae

Animalia > Chordata > Vertebrata > Aves > Pelecaniformes > Ardeidae

Scientific Name: Ardea alba Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Great Egret / Large Egret
Scientific Name: Ardea alba Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Great Egret / Large Egret

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Adult

©Debdeep Pramanik
Baidyabati, Hugli/Hooghly, 08/05/2019

Adult breeding plumage in flight

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 28/07/2019

Non-breeding adult

©AMAR KUMAR NAYAK
Andal Aerodrome, Paschim Bardhaman, 15/08/2020

Adult in flight

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 27/07/2019

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Scientific Name: Ardea cinerea Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Grey Heron
Scientific Name: Ardea cinerea Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Grey Heron

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Adult

©Surajit Bhadra Roy
Phool pukur, North 24 Parganas, 14/12/2017

Adult

©Debdeep Pramanik
Subhas Sarobar, Kolkata, 13/03/2019

Adult

©Mangaldeep Kaibartya
Santiniketan, Birbhum, 15/10/2020

Adult

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 10/04/2013

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Scientific Name: Ardea intermedia
Common Name: Intermediate Egret
Scientific Name: Ardea intermedia
Common Name: Intermediate Egret

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Adult

©Ruben Mondal
Ukhra, Paschim Bardhaman, 28/06/2020

Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Rabindranagar, South 24 Pargana, South 24 Parganas, 09/05/2020

©Subhadeep Saha
Durgapur Barrage, Bankura, 05/12/2018

©Subhadeep Saha
Durgapur Barrage, Bankura, 07/12/2018

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Scientific Name: Ardea purpurea
Common Name: Purple Heron
Scientific Name: Ardea purpurea
Common Name: Purple Heron

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Adult

©Debdeep Pramanik
Baruipur, South 24 Parganas, 28/12/2019

Adult male in flight

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 17/03/2018

Juvenile

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 26/02/2017

Juvenile / Immature in flight

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 26/02/2017

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Scientific Name: Ardeola grayii (Sykes, 1832)
Common Name: Indian Pond Heron / Paddybird
Scientific Name: Ardeola grayii (Sykes, 1832)
Common Name: Indian Pond Heron / Paddybird

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Non-breeding

©Arindam Bhuin
Ullas, Burdwan , Purba Bardhaman, 26/12/2020

Adult

©Chandrani Ghosh
Dakshinayan, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 13/01/2021

Non-breeding

©Somapika Seal
Durgapur Barrage, Bankura, 15/02/2020

Non-breeding

©Arindam Bhuin
Golta, Arambagh, Hugli/Hooghly, 27/10/2020

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Scientific Name: Botaurus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Eurasian Bittern/ Great Bittern
Scientific Name: Botaurus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Eurasian Bittern/ Great Bittern

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Scientific Name: Bubulcus ibis
Common Name: Cattle Egret
Scientific Name: Bubulcus ibis
Common Name: Cattle Egret

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Adult with breeding plumage

©Chandrani Ghosh
Dakshinayan, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 14/04/2021

Adult

©Arindam Bhuin
Indrakanan, Bardhaman, Purba Bardhaman, 15/12/2020

Adult

©Chandrani Ghosh
Dakshinayan, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 13/01/2021

Adult

©Arindam Bhuin
Golta, Arambagh, Hugli/Hooghly, 27/10/2020

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Scientific Name: Butorides striata
Common Name: Striated Heron/ Little Green Heron/ Little Heron
Scientific Name: Butorides striata
Common Name: Striated Heron/ Little Green Heron/ Little Heron

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Adult

©Piklu das
Nijkasba, khejuri, Purba Medinipur , Purba Medinipur/East Midnapore, 12/05/2021

Adult

©Sankha Misra
Damodar river bank, Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 12/08/2020

Adult

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 15/07/2015

Juvenile

©Sagar Adhurya
Sundarban, South 24 Parganas, 02/11/2019

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Scientific Name: Egretta garzetta (Linnaeus, 1766)
Common Name: Little Egret
Scientific Name: Egretta garzetta (Linnaeus, 1766)
Common Name: Little Egret

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Adult Dark Morph

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol , Paschim Bardhaman, 29/12/2020

Adult Dark Morph

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol , Paschim Bardhaman, 29/12/2021

Adult Non-breeding

©Saikat Adhurya
Durgapur Barrage, Durgapur, Bankura, 11/10/2020

Adult

©Debdeep Pramanik
Baruipur, South 24 Parganas, 28/12/2019

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Little Egret Catching Fish.

©Saikat Adhurya
Durgapur Barrage, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 19/08/2017

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Scientific Name: Ixobrychus cinnamomeus (J.F. Gmelin, 1789)
Common Name: Cinnamon Bittern / Chestnut Bittern
Scientific Name: Ixobrychus cinnamomeus (J.F. Gmelin, 1789)
Common Name: Cinnamon Bittern / Chestnut Bittern

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Adult

©Surajit Bhadra Roy
Halisahar railway yard, North 24 Parganas, 21/03/2019

Adult

©AMAR KUMAR NAYAK
Dubchururia, Andal, Paschim Bardhaman, 22/08/2021

Adult

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 17/06/2013

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©AMAR KUMAR NAYAK
Dubchururia Village; Block _ Andal, Paschim Bardhaman, 20/08/2020

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Scientific Name: Ixobrychus flavicollis
Common Name: Black Bittern
Scientific Name: Ixobrychus flavicollis
Common Name: Black Bittern

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Adult

©AMAR KUMAR NAYAK
Andal Aerodrome, Paschim Bardhaman, 29/08/2021

Adult

©Dr Dhiraj K Biswas
Bishnupur, Bankura, 29/07/2020

Adult

©RAKESH SINGHA DEV
Pirakata, Salboni Block, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 01/07/2018

Adult

©dr partha sarathi mondal
Guskara, Purba Bardhaman, 13/11/2012

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Scientific Name: Ixobrychus sinensis (J.F. Gmelin, 1789)
Common Name: Yellow Bittern
Scientific Name: Ixobrychus sinensis (J.F. Gmelin, 1789)
Common Name: Yellow Bittern

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Adult

©Debdeep Pramanik
Baruipur, South 24 Parganas, 31/12/2019

Juvenile

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Bortirbill , North 24 Parganas, 26/01/2018

Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Akra, Santimoyee Ground Surroundings, South 24 Parganas, 25/05/2020

Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Nalban, Kolkata, 07/02/2017

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Scientific Name: Nycticorax nycticorax (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Black-crowned Night Heron
Scientific Name: Nycticorax nycticorax (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Black-crowned Night Heron

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Juvenile

©Debdeep Pramanik
Rabindra Sarobar, Kolkata, 30/03/2019

Adult

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 18/04/2015

Juvenile

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 10/08/2014

Adult in flying with nesting material

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 11/05/2020

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