Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula


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Hancock, P.; Mpofu, Z.; Tyler, S.J. 2005. A baseline survey of the Slaty Egret in the Okavango Delta Ramsar site, Botswana.

Hancock, P.; Muller, M.; Flatt, A. 2006. Report on Slaty Egret breeding in Moremi game reserve - April 2006. Babbler: 40-43.

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Mathews, N. and McQuaid, C.D. 1983. The feeding ecology of the slatey egret (Egretta vinaceigula). African Journal of Ecology 21(4): 235-240.

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Randall, R.; Herremans, M. 1994. Breeding of the Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula along the Boro river in the Central Okavango Delta (Botswana). Ostrich 65: 39-43.

Reed, G. 2006. Another Slaty Egret breeding colony. Babbler 47: 30.

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Tyler, S.J. (compiler). 2012. International Single Species Action Plan for the conservation of the Slaty Egret (Egretta vinaceigula). AEWA Technical series. Bonn, Germany.

Further resources

IUCN SSC Heron Specialist Group

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Species factsheet from HeronConservation - The IUCN-SSC Heron Specialist Group

Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Egretta vinaceigula. Downloaded from on 04/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/12/2022.