Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Bird # 8 : Great Egret



Common Name: Great Egret

Scientific Name: Ardea alba

Description: 35-42 inches; large white heron; bill yellow; long neck; legs black; flies with its neck retracted.  Breeding: long white plumes from body

Habitat: swamps, ponds, tidal flats, wet lands – breed in colonies

Statue: Winter visitor – fingers cross for local breeding


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