Great Egret - Ardea alba

Length 3.1-3.4 ft (94.0-104.1 cm)
Wingspan 4.2 ft (129.5 cm)
Weight 1.9 lb (861.8 g)
Clutch Size 3-5
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA, EU, AF, AS, OC

Great Egrets are also called Great White Egrets and are found in all the continents except Antarctica. They are the symbol of the National Audubon Society. They feed on fish, frogs, or insects by spearing them with their long bill. Both sexes are similar. In the breeding season (Feb-July), the tail feathers are longer.

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