Little Egret - Photo by David Behrens
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) is a common breeding resident in Haryana. Locally called Karchia Bagla or Kilchia Bagula, this bird is found in the wetlands. The Little Egret can be differentiated from the similar Cattle Egret by its black bill.
Order: CICONIIFORMES Family: Ardeidae Size: 60 cm
Identification: Sexes alike. A pure white bird with black bill, black legs and yellow toes. In breeding plumage, two long plumes droop at nape, and a few lacy ones on the back and rump. Face becomes bluish-green and lores reddish.