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Great Egret

Ardea alba

Description:

The Great Egret is a large, white bird of the egret/heron type with a yellow bill and black legs. This one was perched in a pine tree after being surprised by a (leashed) dog heading out for a walk.

Habitat:

Spotted near a bayou in the US tropical south, gulf coast FL.

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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3 Comments

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 2 years ago

Really nice series and information! Thank you so much for posting to Florida's Flora and Fauna!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 2 years ago

What a beauty and in a different setting!

Seminole, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.84, Long: -82.79

Spotted on Jan 10, 2012
Submitted on Jan 14, 2012

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