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Great Egret

Ardea alba

Description:

The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as Great White Egret, Common Egret, Large Egret or Great White Heron,[2][3][4] is a large, widely-distributed egret. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe it is rather localized. In North America it is more widely distributed, and it is ubiquitous across the Sun Belt of the United States and in the rainforests of South America.

Habitat:

Several of these birds were seen in a large park around Lake Balboa on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Egret
Egretta Egret
LoisStacey
LoisStacey 9 years ago
Great Egret
Ardea alba


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4 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

thanks Sukaina...

Sukaina
Sukaina 9 years ago

amazing captures!

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

thanks Janice Parr, LoisStacey and LauraMaria for the ID of this elegant bird.

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 9 years ago

Janice is correct that this is an egret, specifically the great egret, Ardea alba :D Great find, they're beautiful birds!

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Los Angeles, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 11, 2012
Submitted on Sep 11, 2012

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