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 Post subject: Egret, Slaty
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:30 pm 
Junior Virtual Ranger
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Sightings of this bird are few and far between in South Africa. This was reported and photographed by Richard Montinaro and co at Mkhombo Dam, and in a follow up visit this last weekend we managed to find the bird again.

Main differences between this and the Black Heron: The Slaty is a more slender bird, having a rufous patch on it's chin, often extending down to the belly. It has yellow legs, whereas the Black Heron has black legs with yellow feet. (Much like a Little Egret.) The Black Heron typically tucks its neck in.

 Post subject: Re: Egret, Slaty
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:52 pm 

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ooops, but that is the one I saw in Ndumo last October!

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