Not that rare seen here at Kota Kinabalu, it is just not often spotted. I normally found this bird at Lokawi beach and usually no more than two but often one. You do not approach it, this bird stays. If you go near it and once it sees you, this bird run away and will fly away when you come closer. Early appearance of this bird this year 2010. Happy birding.
The front bird is Great Egret and abundant all year round.