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Snowy Egret

Egretta thula


Yellow feet! Does anybody know why they are partially black? Is it because the bird is still young?

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armadeus.4 4 years ago

Cool! I couldn't really find anything about the 'why?' in relation to yellow feet...just that they have them :D

AshleyT 4 years ago

This is a young bird, you can tell that by the back of the black legs still being yellow. The adult birds have solid black legs. So could definitely be the reason the feet are still part black to

dcslaugh 4 years ago

Hey, cool! I will have to pass that along :)

armadeus.4 4 years ago

Looks like it stepped in yellow paint :D Just found this link about the feet: "...brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages."

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Bradenton, Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 8, 2015
Submitted on Oct 27, 2015

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