Egretta eulophotes (Swinhoe, 1860) - Chinese Egret

Subspecies in India

 

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Egretta eulophotes - Chinese Egret



This species is rare. It inhabits forests and grasslands near the coastal regions. It is migratory, breeding in the Republic of Korea, Russia and China and wintering in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, and Brunei (BirdLife International 2016).

Conservation Status:

 

 

 
According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to land reclamation, agriculture, and aquaculture. Another threat is poaching and collecting eggs for food (BirdLife International 2001).
 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands1
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1
BirdLife International 2016. Egretta eulophotes . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22696977A93596047. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22696977A93596047.en. Accessed on 06 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Egretta eulophotes (Swinhoe, 1860) – Chinese Egret. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/egretta-eulophotes, accessed 2024/06/25.