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Great Egret

Ardea alba

Description:

The Great White Egret is a large, white bird of the egret/heron type with a yellow bill and black legs. This one was perched in a large oak tree. It must have been resting as the tree did not afford a water view.

Habitat:

Spotted in a local bird sanctuary.

Notes:

The Great Egret is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in the USA. http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/Regula... http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/great...

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Largo, Florida

Lat: 27.88, Long: -82.78

Spotted on Oct 17, 2011
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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