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snowy egret

Egretta thula

Description:

Adults are typically 61 centimetres (24 in) long and weigh 375 grams (0.83 lb) They have a slim black bill and long black legs with yellow feet. The area of the upper bill, in front of the eyes, is yellow but turns red during the breeding season, when the adults also gain recurved plumes on the back, making for a "shaggy" effect. The juvenile looks similar to the adult, but the base of the bill is paler, and a green or yellow line runs down the back of the legs.

Habitat:

large inland and coastal wetlands

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6 Comments

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Emily ...I did not know that until I processed it!!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Perfect timing!

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Mona

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Elsa!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

fantastic !!!

Elsa
Elsa 7 years ago

Susan I am in awe at your photos!! Your photography is stunning!

SusanEllison
Spotted by
SusanEllison

Freeport, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jul 11, 2013
Submitted on Aug 19, 2013

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