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Great Egret

Ardea alba

Description:

Great Egrets are tall, long-legged wading birds with long, S-curved necks and long, dagger-like bills. In flight, the long neck is tucked in and the legs extend far beyond the tip of the short tail. All feathers on Great Egrets are white. Their bills are yellowish-orange, and the legs black.

Habitat:

Lake Martin Bird Sanctuary is located in southwest Louisiana near Breaux Bridge. This is a large rookery, however the residents say that there are not as many birds here as in the past.

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gatorfellows
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gatorfellows

Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Apr 20, 2013
Submitted on Apr 29, 2013

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