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Great Egret

Ardea alba


This very large white bird is easy to distinguish from its smaller relatives by its size. The great Egret is the size of a Great Blue Heron. This egret is displaying its breeding plumage - look closely at the green feathers by its bill.


I was surprised to find this bird here. They are usually found along the west coast or in the central US. Here in Utah we get birds form both flyways - Central and Pacific. They love wetlands

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CynthiaMHori 5 years ago

Thanks! I have never seen the green mask before so that was a fun find

That's a beautiful picture

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Utah, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2016
Submitted on May 23, 2016

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