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Common Name : Median Egret     -       Scientific Name : Egretta intermedia       -       Other Name : Intermediate Egret (E), Sudu Koka (S)
Thimbiri Wila
Tala Wila
Lunu Wila
Kattarambu Villu

This is a breeding resident species. It is found from east Africa across the Indian Subcontinent to Southeast Asia and Australia.

The conservation status of this species is regarded as “Least Concerned” (National Red List 2012).

This is a species protected under the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance as amended by Act No. 22 of 2009.

This is a species, which is not as common as the Large or the little egret. I have seen it in water bodies, marshes and paddy fields in the dry lowlands, the wet zone as well as in the hill country. The highest altitude at which I have seen it has been at the lake Gregory at Nuwaraeliya at an altitude of 1820meters.

It is not uncommon in Wilpattu and can be seen at most water bodies through out the year.