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Great Egret

Ardea alba


This is a very common bird in the wetlands but not all the time we see it eating a Synbranchus mormoratus (marbled swamp eel), this is a tall, long-legged wading bird with long, S-curved necks and long, dagger-like bills. In flight, the long neck is tucked in and the legs extend far beyond the tip of the short tail. Great Egrets are found in both freshwater and saltwater habitats. They are colonial nesters, typically placing stick nests high in trees, often on islands that are isolated from potential predators .



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Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.46, Long: -84.60

Spotted on Jun 15, 2017
Submitted on Jun 15, 2017

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