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Snowy Egret

Egretta thula

Description:

Photo take in a mangrove area near the coast ,this one was using it´s legs to remove the bottom, white bird about 70 cm tall black legs and yellow fits.They have a slim black bill and long black legs with yellow feet. The area of the upper bill, in front of the eyes, is yellow but turns red during the breeding season, when the adults also gain recurved plumes on the back, making for a "shaggy" effect. The juvenile looks similar to the adult, but the base of the bill is paler, and a green or yellow line runs down the back of the legs.

Habitat:

Their breeding habitat is large inland and coastal wetlands from the lower Great Lakes and southwestern United States to South America. The breeding range in eastern North America extends along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts from Maine to Texas, Central America to Brazil. They nest in colonies, often with other waders, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Nov 25, 2012
Submitted on Nov 25, 2012

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