Ardea alba

The Great Egret is a bird that is found in many tropical areas around the world. They have a very high population at this time. This is a large species of bird that has a wing span of 52 inches. They typically weigh about 2 ½ pounds.

The Great Egret consumes mainly fish, frogs, and various types of small mammals that vary based on habitat. They are patient hunters as they will stand very still and then wait for the prey to get close before they strike. They are very skilled at creating nests and nurturing. They may migrate if they live in cooler areas but those that live in the tropical locations aren’t likely to do so.

Great Egret - Ardea alba

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