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The Eastern great egret (Ardea modesta) belongs to the family of egrets, bitterns and herons, the Ardeidae under the order Pelecaniformes.

Eastern great egret taxonomy

The Ardeidae is the family of herons. The family Ardeidae was first described by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

The family Ardeidae comprises three subfamilies, viz., Tigriornithinae, Botaurinae and Ardeinae. The subfamily Ardeinae contains eleven extant genera, including Ardea.

The genus Ardea (egrets and herons) was first introduced by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758.

The genus Ardea comprises 14 extant species, including Ardea modesta. This egret species was first described by John Edward Gray, FRS (12 February 1800 – 7 March 1875), a British zoologist, in the year 1831.

"The eastern great egret (Ardea alba modesta), a white egret in the genus Ardea, is usually considered a subspecies of the great egret (A. alba)."

However, a study in 2005, favored considering Ardea modesta as full species.

Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Ardea modesta
Species:A. modesta
Genus:Ardea
Subfamily:-
Family:Ardeidae
Order:Pelecaniformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
Eastern great egret - Ardea modesta
1.Eastern great egret - Ardea modesta
Image by Laitche


Ardea modesta
2.Eastern great egret - Ardea modesta
Image by JJ Harrison

Ardea modesta
3.Eastern great egret - Ardea modesta
Image by J.M.Garg

Ardea modesta
4.Eastern great egret - Ardea modesta
Image by J.M.Garg

Ardea modesta
5.Eastern great egret - Ardea modesta
Image by J.M.Garg

Ardea modesta
6.Eastern great egret - Ardea modesta
Image by L. Shyamal

Ardea modesta
7.Eastern great egret - Ardea modesta
Image by Gnangarra

Ardea modesta
8.Eastern great egret - Ardea modesta
Image by Lip Kee

Ardea modesta
9.Eastern great egret - Ardea modesta
Image by Mk2010
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1.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eastern_great_egret,_Nagai_Park,_Osaka.jpg (cropped)
Author: Laitche | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 8/13/18
2.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ardea_modesta.jpg (cropped)
Author: JJ Harrison | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 8/13/18
3.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 8/13/18
4.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 8/13/18
5.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 8/13/18
6.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EgrettaAlba_Malpe.jpg (cropped)
Author: L. Shyamal | License: CC BY-SA 2.5 as on 8/13/18
7.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heron_herdsman_lake.jpg (cropped)
Author: Gnangarra | License: CC-by-2.5 as on 8/13/18
8.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lipkee/2357185193/ (cropped)
Author: Lip Kee | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/13/18
9.Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: Mk2010 | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 8/13/18
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