|Long: 55–65 cm.
Wingspan: 88–106 cm.
The little egret is a small species of heron with a wide distribution ranging from Africa, to southern Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. Depending on the climate of its environment it will migrate to warmer places over winter. The plumage of the little egret is entirely white, which makes it easy to spot among green and brown vegetation. The long and slender bill is ideal for catching fish in shallow waters. Its legs are black and the bill is yellow. They are social birds and are often observed in small flocks.
Little egrets have been reported to make use of the opportunity of humans attracting fish by throwing bread into the water.