Snowy Egret


Egretta thula

Sometimes there are no words to describe the unimaginable. But the Snowy Egret is a delicate, graceful, breathtaking and stunning bird. It’s much like a lady in a white dress (Marilyn Monroe?)

Family: Herons, Egrets, Bitterns

Interesting facts about the Snowy Egret:

  • Almost wiped out in the 1800s by plume hunters.
  • With protection, populations recovered, expanding and increasing.
  • Nests in colonies in trees, shrubs, mangroves, sometime on or near the ground in marshes.
Nests in colonies in trees, shrubs, mangroves, sometime on or near the ground in marshes.
Snowy Egret
  • Sometimes forages in dry fields and shallow waters.
  • It stands still waiting for prey to approach.
  • Last young to hatch may starve.

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