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
Identification: 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
Ecology/Behaviour: Feeds actively. Often runs, flies and darts across mudflats in search of food
Local Status: Rare migrant
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1). Originally Endangered but downgraded to Vulnerable in the 2000 revision.
Location: Sungei Buloh, Pulau Ubin (Chek Jawa) and Pulau Tekong
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore