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Great Egret Ardea alba modesta   - In flight
Great Egret
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, near Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Date : 7 November 2016
English synonyms:Greater Egret, Large Egret, White Heron, Large Heron, Eastern Great Egret (modesta), Eastern Large Egret (modestus), White Egret, Common Egret, Great White Egret, Great White Heron, Western Great Egret, Angel Bird, Big Plume Bird, Long White, Plume Bird, White Crane
Bird Family :Ardeidae - Egrets, Herons & Bitterns
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Formerly placed in the monotypic genus Casmerodius but now relocated within Ardea following Sheldon, F.H., C.E. Jones & K.G. McCracken (2000) Relative patterns and rates of evolution in heron nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 17: 437‐450.