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Snowy Egret

Egretta thula

Description:

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



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4 Comments

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

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

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 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
dcslaugh 3 years ago

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

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

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

dcslaugh
Spotted by
dcslaugh

Bradenton, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.58, Long: -82.62

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

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