Scientific Name: Egretta sacra
Malay Name: Bangau Batu Pasifik
Chinese Name: 岩鹭
Found from southern China to Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: sacra, albolineata
Local Subspecies: sacra
Size: 58 cm
Identification: Adult dark morph has diagnostic overall dark greyish plumage and greenish legs while adult white morph resembles Chinese Egret but has shorter legs, somewhat thicker, less pointed and mostly yellowish bill.
Habitat: Rocky shores, islets, beaches, sometimes mudflats and even canals.
Ecology/Behaviour: Usually solitary or found in pairs. Exclusively coastal in habit preference.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Marina Barrage, Pasir Ris Park, Pulau Hantu, Pulau Semakau, Pulau Ubin (Chek Jawa), Seletar Dam, Siglap Canal, Sungei Buloh and West Coast Park.
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