Great White Egret /Ardea alba

This beautiful bird is found across much of the word. I took these pictures in San Francisco.

Size: 38"

Male: Tall,thin,elegant all-white bird with long, pointed yellow bill. Black silt-like legs and black feet.

Female: Same as male

Jevenile: same as adult

Nest: platform, male and female build; 1 brood per year

Eggs: 2-3, light bluee without markings

Incubation: 23-26 days, female and male incubate

Fledging: 43-49 days, female and male feed young

Migration: complete, southern states, Mexico, Central America, non-migrator in parts of western Oregon

Food: fish, aquatic, insects, frogs, crayfish



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