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Garza (Egret)



Slim, white long legged bird that eats fish, crabs and amphibians. They are generally seen on their own near to freshwater reservoirs.


There are around 60 different Ardeidae species around the world. They are freshwater and coastal birds.


They are very common in Uruguay - where I live - but I took the picture in Praia do Forte, Florianópolis, Brazil.

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Snowy Egret
Egretta thula Snowy Egret

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Ceci 9 years ago

I guess it may be considered an egret too... According to wikipedia: "An egret is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes (usually milky white) during the breeding season."

SusanEllison 9 years ago

are you sure it is not egret?

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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 14, 2011
Submitted on Dec 30, 2011

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