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Great Egret

Ardea alba


Very large and tall bird reaching nearly 3'. Outstretched wings are over 5'. Long black legs enable them to wade in deeper waters and reach more prey. This one is in breeding plumage. The


Quite maleable, these egret mostly live in estuaries, around ponds, and lakes but can also stalk prey in tall grasses, on farmland, and where there are abundant food sources.

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Cabo Velas, Provincia Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on May 17, 2018
Submitted on May 19, 2018

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