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 Egretta garzetta

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2014 Not Recognised
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Native Extant     Yes  
Albania Native Extant     Yes Yes
Algeria Native Extant        
Angola Native Extant        
Anguilla (to UK) Native Extant        
Antigua and Barbuda Native Extant        
Armenia Native Extant       Yes
Aruba (to Netherlands) Native Extant   Yes    
Australia Native Extant Yes      
Austria Native Extant Yes      
Azerbaijan Native Extant     Yes Yes
Bahrain Native Extant        
Bangladesh Native Extant        
Barbados Native Extant        
Belgium Native Extant Yes      
Benin Native Extant        
Bhutan Native Extant        
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant Yes      
Botswana Native Extant        
Brunei Native Extant        
Bulgaria Native Extant     Yes Yes
Burkina Faso Native Extant        
Burundi Native Extant        
Cambodia Native Extant        
Cameroon Native Extant        
Canada Vagrant Extant        
Cape Verde Native Extant        
Central African Republic Native Extant        
Chad Native Extant        
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      
Christmas Island (to Australia) Native Extant        
Cocos (Keeling) Islands (to Australia) Vagrant Extant        
Congo Native Extant        
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant        
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant        
Croatia Native Extant     Yes Yes
Cyprus Native Extant     Yes Yes
Czech Republic Native Extant Yes      
Denmark Native Extant     Yes  
Djibouti Native Extant        
Dominica Native Extant        
Egypt Native Extant        
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant        
Eritrea Native Extant        
Ethiopia Native Extant        
Finland Vagrant Extant        
France Native Extant     Yes Yes
Gabon Native Extant        
Gambia Native Extant        
Georgia Native Extant     Yes Yes
Germany Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Ghana Native Extant        
Gibraltar (to UK) Native Extant   Yes    
Greece Native Extant     Yes Yes
Guadeloupe (to France) Native Extant        
Guam (to USA) Native Extant   Yes    
Guinea Native Extant        
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant Yes      
Guyana Vagrant Extant        
Hong Kong (China) Native Extant Yes      
Hungary Native Extant Yes   Yes  
India Native Extant        
Indonesia Native Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant     Yes Yes
Iraq Native Extant     Yes Yes
Ireland Native Extant       Yes
Israel Native Extant       Yes
Italy Native Extant     Yes Yes
Japan Native Extant        
Jordan Native Extant     Yes Yes
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kenya Native Extant        
Kuwait Native Extant        
Laos Native Extant        
Latvia Vagrant Extant        
Lebanon Native Extant        
Lesotho Native Extant        
Liberia Native Extant        
Libya Native Extant        
Liechtenstein Vagrant Extant        
Luxembourg Vagrant Extant        
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Malawi Native Extant        
Malaysia Native Extant        
Maldives Vagrant Extant        
Mali Native Extant        
Malta Native Extant        
Martinique (to France) Native Extant        
Mauritania Native Extant        
Micronesia, Federated States of Native Extant   Yes    
Moldova Native Extant Yes      
Mongolia Vagrant Extant        
Montenegro Native Extant     Yes Yes
Montserrat (to UK) Native Extant        
Morocco Native Extant        
Mozambique Native Extant        
Myanmar Native Extant        
Namibia Native Extant        
Nepal Native Extant        
Netherlands Native Extant       Yes
New Zealand Native Extant        
Niger Native Extant        
Nigeria Native Extant        
North Korea Native Extant Yes      
Northern Mariana Islands (to USA) Native Extant   Yes    
Norway Vagrant Extant        
Oman Native Extant        
Pakistan Native Extant        
Palau Native Extant        
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant     Yes  
Papua New Guinea Native Extant        
Philippines Native Extant        
Poland Native Extant Yes      
Portugal Native Extant       Yes
Puerto Rico (to USA) Vagrant Extant        
Qatar Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Romania Native Extant     Yes Yes
Russia (European) Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Rwanda Native Extant        
São Tomé e Príncipe Vagrant Extant        
Saudi Arabia Native Extant   Yes    
Senegal Native Extant        
Serbia Native Extant     Yes Yes
Seychelles Native Extant        
Sierra Leone Native Extant        
Singapore Native Extant        
Slovakia Native Extant Yes      
Slovenia Native Extant   Yes    
Solomon Islands Native Extant        
Somalia Native Extant        
South Africa Native Extant        
South Korea Native Extant        
South Sudan Native Extant   Yes   Yes
Spain Native Extant     Yes Yes
Sri Lanka Native Extant        
St Kitts and Nevis Native Extant        
St Lucia Native Extant        
St Pierre and Miquelon (to France) Vagrant Extant        
St Vincent and the Grenadines Native Extant        
Sudan Native Extant        
Suriname Native Extant        
Swaziland Native Extant        
Sweden Vagrant Extant        
Switzerland Native Extant        
Syria Native Extant Yes      
Taiwan (China) Native Extant        
Tanzania Native Extant Yes      
Thailand Native Extant        
Timor-Leste Native Extant       Yes
Togo Native Extant        
Trinidad and Tobago Native Extant        
Tunisia Native Extant        
Turkey Native Extant       Yes
Turkmenistan Native Extant Yes      
Uganda Native Extant Yes      
Ukraine Native Extant     Yes Yes
United Arab Emirates Native Extant   Yes Yes  
United Kingdom Native Extant       Yes
USA Native Extant        
Uzbekistan Native Extant        
Vietnam Native Extant        
Western Sahara Native Extant        
Yemen Native Extant        
Zambia Native Extant        
Zimbabwe Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
China (mainland) Baishiyi Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Erlinggou site factsheet
China (mainland) Fujiang Taigong Shan site factsheet
China (mainland) Lanting Damiaowu site factsheet
Cyprus Akamas and Agia Aikaterini – Agia Paraskevi Gorges site factsheet
Cyprus Akrotiri Peninsula - Episkopi Cliffs site factsheet
Cyprus Kormakitis Peninsula site factsheet
Cyprus Larnaca Salt Lakes site factsheet
Hungary Flood plain of Tiszaalpár site factsheet
Slovenia River Drava site factsheet
Slovenia Sečovlje saltpans site factsheet
Slovenia Škocjan Bay site factsheet
Slovenia Strunjan saltpans site factsheet
Spain Cádiz bay site factsheet

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Egretta garzetta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/09/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/09/2015.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Ardeidae (Herons)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1766)
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species