black bill and legs; white plumage; yellow feet (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Little Egret
Egretta garzetta

Native Range: Eurasia, Africa, Oriental Region, and Australia

Notes: this geographically widespread species is the analogue of the Snowy Egret in the Americas; like its close cousin, this species has a black bill and legs, plus yellow slippers (but the latter is true mostly only in the breeding season, whereas at other times of year only the pads of the feet are yellow).

non-breeder; only the soles of the feet are yellow (Australia; 2007-06-09)

breeding bird in flight; head tucked onto shoulders (Spain; 2007-06-09)

on the left, with Great Egrets and spoonbill to right (Australia; 2007-06-09)
breeder; bill and legs jet-black; feet yellow (South Africa; 2007-06-30)