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Snowy egret

Egretta thula

Description:

Pristine white and nearly motionless.

Habitat:

Seen in a mangrove swamp within Big Cypress National Preserve.

Notes:

Sometimes confused with the Old World little egret, Egretta garzetta.

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4 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 3 weeks ago

Hahaha, thanks for the laugh, Tukup.

Tukup
Tukup 3 weeks ago

Beautiful bird. Unfortunate accident regarding the other leg? :-) I think its amazing how they can hide a leg and foot that big, all while doing a balancing act. Thanks for sharing Mauna.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 3 weeks ago

That’s funny; I also enjoyed its posture. Thanks for the comment, Roy.

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 3 weeks ago

Nice click mam...👍 Looks like it's doing yoga , tree pose...😄

Florida, USA

Lat: 25.74, Long: -80.95

Spotted on Dec 20, 2015
Submitted on Apr 1, 2019

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