Scientific Name: Egretta eulophotes
Malay Name: Bangau Cina
Chinese Name: 黄嘴白鹭
Found from southeast China to Korea, wintering in Southeast Asia
Size: 68 cm
Non-breeding adult resembles other egret species but can be distinguished by greenish legs and yellowish-orange lower mandible. Breeding adult has all yellowish-orange bill, shaggy nuchal crest, blue facial skin, blackish legs with yellowish-orange feet.
Habitat: Mudflats and other coastal habitats
Behaviour/Ecology: Feeds actively. Often runs, flies and darts across mudflats in search of food
Local Status: Rare migrant
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2016)
Past accepted records in our database:
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
BirdLife International. (2016). Egretta eulophotes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22696977A93596047.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.