Mainly birding in Hong Kong with a few pictures thrown in.
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 A sketch by Mike Roser was used for the Society’s first thirty-or-so years, superseded by David Bakewell’s more realistic version in the late 1980s.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.