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Snowy egret

Egretta thula

Description:

Small white herons with black bills and legs. Their feet are yellow as is the upper part of the bill in front of the eyes but turns red during the breeding season. This one gave me a few different angles before flying off.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Big Lagoon Boat Launch in Pensacola, Florida.

Notes:

Snowy egrets are permanent residents in most of South America and Central America. In the United States, they are often permanent residents along the Atlantic coast north to Virginia Beach, Virginia, along the Gulf Coast, and along the Pacific lowlands from central California southward. During the breeding season, snowy egrets wander north along the Atlantic flyway between the lower Chesapeake Bay and coastal Rhode Island, and up the Pacific Coast to northern California. Snowy egrets also breed in the lower Mississippi Valley westward into eastern Texas. Birds banded in United States have been recovered as far away as Panama and Trinidad. (Wikipedia)

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Florida, USA

Lat: 30.31, Long: -87.42

Spotted on Jan 27, 2019
Submitted on Jan 30, 2019

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