A passing migrant from Cyprus and the Akamas peninsula (March – April and September – October). A small population overwinters in Cyprus, but typically not at the Akamas peninsula area. During the migration it’s using mostly the shoreline, occasionally using it as a stop over and resting place, usually on rocky places or islets.
It usually occurs is small flocks or as solitary, often in mixed flocks with other heron species. Vey large, all white heron species, with very long legs and neck. The bill is usually yellow when passing through Cyprus, while in the breeding sites it becomes black. The legs are dark colored.