Tag Archives: Egretta garzetta

New heronry found at Dayet Erroumi

A new multi-species heronry was found at Dayet Erroumi this season by Abdelhak Elbanak. It is situated in about two hundred Eucalyptus trees at the western edge of the lake. The heronry is composed of the following three species: Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) and Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax). Nests of the Cattle… Read More »

Probable hybridisation between Egretta gularis and Egretta garzetta at Essaouira archipelago

The long-staying dark morph Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) at Essaouira and Oued Ksob estuary (photo 1) has probably hybridised with the Little Egret (E. garzetta) at the Mogador archipelago. This probable case of hybridisation was observed by Abdeljebbar Qninba and his colleagues in June 2010 and was recently published in the journal Alauda (Qninba… Read More »