8 Apr 2021

Egretta eulophotes - Chinese Egret

This species was chosen as a symbol for the HKBWS when it was founded. A sketch by Mike Roser was used for the Society’s first thirty-or-so years, superseded by David Bakewell’s more realistic version in the late 1980s. More recently still, the HK Birdwatching Society has been using a different, colourful representation of this bird. There can’t be an egret that does “aigrettes” quite like Egretta eulophotes, even the scientific name means “well-crested”.
All photos taken from the boardwalk hide, today, 8th April 2021.

2 comments:

  1. Our local naturalists club has used Great Blue Heron in its insignia since its inception, in various incarnations, and it continues to this day. In nine years we will be a hundred years old, and any attempts to change the species along the way have always been strenuously opposed. Tradition sometimes counts for a great deal, I suppose.

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  2. Didn't know that John.

    Only ever seen one here.

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