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Great Egret

Ardea alba


A great egret-(Ardea alba, synonymous Casmerodius albus), also known simply as egret is a bird of the order Pelecaniformes. It is common on the edge of lakes, rivers and swamps. It was really hunting for withdrawing egretas - special feathers that form in the reproductive period - for industry hats for women.


Occurs from North America to the Straits of Magellan, throughout Brazil, and also in the Old World. In Brazil it is found mainly in the Pantanal, back southeast, northeast, north and rivers around the country.

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Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Lat: -25.48, Long: -49.29

Spotted on Aug 26, 2012
Submitted on Aug 26, 2012

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