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Hybrid Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron

Egretta thula

Description:

Rare hybrid blue and white body with long neck of Tricolored Heron and yellow mask and feet of the Snowy Egret

Notes:

Rare bird spotted now 4 years in a row at the same spot. National Audubon Society and Florida Audubon Society both confirm that although rare has been seen in 2 other Eastern States

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20 Comments

James McNair
James McNair a year ago

Thank you all for the comments and I am honored to here been awarded the SOTW

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Congratulations James!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

What a rare spotting! Congratulations James McNair for the SOTW!

Gaia80
Gaia80 a year ago

Congrats with the SOTW :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Wonderful spotting, James. I've never seen this species before. Congrats on your SOTW!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Congrats James.

Great scapture James,very cool and interesting find,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

Kalen
Kalen a year ago

Congratulations, your spotting is SOTW!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

Congratulations, really rare spotting.. thank you for sharing.

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 a year ago

Congrats James, Simply wonderful :-)

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 a year ago

Congrats James.

MichaelS
MichaelS a year ago

Hi James,

Your Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron hybrid photograph has been voted Project Noah's Spotting of the Week!

Thank you for sharing such a rare and special spotting with the Project Noah community!

https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/1...

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

What a cool spotting! I didn't know the two species could interbreed. Thanks for sharing this!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 a year ago

Wow, wonderful spotting James! Thank you for sharing :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

One of nature's wonders I guess. Thanks for bringing this to us James.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

James McNair
James McNair a year ago

Thank you Ava

Ava T-B
Ava T-B a year ago

Fabulous spotting!

James McNair
James McNair a year ago

Thank you Brian38

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Great spotting James!

James McNair
Spotted by
James McNair

Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2020
Submitted on Apr 27, 2020

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