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Great Egret

Ardea alba

Description:

Great egrets are tall wading birds with long necks. They have yellow dagger-like beaks they use to jab fish, frogs and other small aquatic animals.

Habitat:

Egrets live in the shallows of both fresh water and salt water and nest in trees.

Notes:

Because they were hunted almost to extinction in the late nineteenth century, great egrets were one of the first subjects of conservation laws.

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Illinois, USA

Lat: 41.90, Long: -90.15

Spotted on Mar 31, 2015
Submitted on Mar 31, 2015

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