The Little Egret - Ardea garzetta - has white plumage; bill, legs and feet are black, soles of the feet are yellow. Facial skin is yellow to orange; eyes yellow. Male and female similar; immature birds are similar to non-breeding adults. In flight, the neck is folded and the feet trail well behind the tail. Reaches 55 to 65 centimetres in length. Lives in the shallows of fresh and marine wetlands. forages, usually alone, in shallows of open waters in billabongs, floodplain pools, mudflats and mangrove channels. Rarely enters pastures or water more than 10 centimetres deep.