Aigrette des récifs ou Aigrette à gorge blanche phase sombre (ardoisé foncé avec une gorge blanche).

Egretta gularis (Bosc, 1792) :
- Aigrette à gorge blanche - Aigrette des récifs ;
- Western reef heron - Western reef egret ;
- Gaceta costera occidental ;
- Garça-dos-recifes - Garça-negra ;
- Airone schistaceo ;
- Küstenreiher ;
- Westelijke rifreiger ;
- Revhäger ;
- Riuttahaikara ;
- Береговая цапля ;
- Czapla rafowa ;
- Kıyı balıkçılı ;
- アフリカクロサギ ;
- 黄喉岩鹭

Ordre : Pélécaniformes - Pelecaniformes / Famille : Ardeidés - Ardeidae / Genre : Ardea / Espèce : gularis - Sous-espèces : + 2.

On rencontre principalement l'aigrette des récifs sous deux colorations (dimorphisme) / Two plumage colour forms :
     - 1 - la phase claire / white morph ;
     - 2 - la phase sombre / dark grey morph.
- 1) Dans la phase claire, le plumage est entièrement blanc
et les sujets blancs peuvent être aisément confondus avec des aigrettes garzette.
- 2) Dans la phase sombre, le plumage est ardoisé foncé avec une gorge blanche bien délimitée (d'ou son autre nom d'aigrette à gorge blanche).

Riuttahaikara  -  Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis), 16.4.2007, Gambia. / Matti Suopajärvi / (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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anonymous asked:

Like many sea creatures that can live in both deep and shallow waters, fuchsia bloods have a special organ for controlling buoyancy. This is done by filling it with gas when they want to float up. Due to the bipedal structure of troll anatomy this organ is housed externally on the chest. What I am saying is Fef has the ability to inflate and deflate her bobos at will. Seadwellers refer to them as "buoyancy bosoms"

My face when I saw this ask:


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