What they look like
The little egret is a small white heron with a long black beak and legs.
- This species first appeared in the UK in the late 80s.
- There is estimated to be a global population of up to 3 million individuals.
What they eat
Fish and crustaceans
The little egret can be found in a number of freshwater habitats, including wetlands, shallow lakes, rivers and streams.
Where they live
This species has an extremely large range and is native to the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and Asia.
This species is threatened by wetland degradation and loss of drainage for agriculture