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 Egretta gularis
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IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2014 Not Recognised
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Antigua and Barbuda Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Bahrain Native Extant     Yes Yes
Barbados Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Bulgaria Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Burkina Faso Native Extant Yes      
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Cape Verde Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Djibouti Native Extant       Yes
Dominica Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Egypt Native Extant       Yes
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Eritrea Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Vagrant Extant   Yes    
France Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Gabon Native Extant       Yes
Gambia Native Extant       Yes
Ghana Native Extant       Yes
Greece Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Guadeloupe (to France) Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant Yes      
India Native Extant       Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Iraq Native Extant Yes      
Israel Native Extant       Yes
Jordan Native Extant   Yes    
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Kuwait Native Extant       Yes
Liberia Native Extant       Yes
Mali Native Extant       Yes
Martinique (to France) Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Mauritania Native Extant       Yes
Montserrat (to UK) Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Morocco Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
Oman Native Extant     Yes Yes
Pakistan Native Extant       Yes
Portugal Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Puerto Rico (to USA) Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Qatar Native Extant     Yes Yes
Rwanda Vagrant Extant   Yes    
São Tomé e Príncipe Native Extant       Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Senegal Native Extant Yes      
Sierra Leone Native Extant       Yes
Somalia Native Extant       Yes
South Africa Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Spain Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Sri Lanka Native Extant       Yes
St Kitts and Nevis Vagrant Extant   Yes    
St Lucia Vagrant Extant   Yes    
St Vincent and the Grenadines Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Togo Native Extant       Yes
Trinidad and Tobago Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Uganda Vagrant Extant   Yes    
United Arab Emirates Native Extant     Yes Yes
USA Native Extant       Yes
Yemen Native Extant     Yes Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Bahrain Hawar Islands site factsheet
Gambia Tanbi wetland complex site factsheet
Ghana Densu Delta Ramsar Site and vicinity site factsheet
Ghana Keta Lagoon Ramsar Site site factsheet
Ghana Songor Ramsar Site site factsheet
Guinea Konkouré site factsheet
Guinea-Bissau Arquipélago dos Bijagós site factsheet
Guinea-Bissau Rio Mansôa and Gêba estuary site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Khouran Straits site factsheet
Mauritania Banc d'Arguin National Park site factsheet
Oman Barr al Hikman site factsheet
Oman Duqm site factsheet
Oman Khawr Ghawi site factsheet
Oman Masirah island site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Gulf of Salwah site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Jiddah south corniche and port site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Tarut Bay site factsheet
Senegal Delta du Saloum site factsheet
Senegal Kalissaye Avifaunal Reserve site factsheet
United Arab Emirates Abu al Abyadh island site factsheet
United Arab Emirates Khor al Beideh site factsheet
Yemen Aden site factsheet


Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Egretta gularis. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016.

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 (Bosc, 1792)
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change