Great Egret
Casmerodius albus

Photo courtesy Chuck Johns, Brewton, Alabama
September 17, 2006
Copyright (C) 2006 C. Johns

Identification: Reader's Digest, North American Wildlife, Pleasantville, New York, Susan Wernety, Editor -- The Great Egret is an overall length of 36 to 42 inches. It's a large white bird; long neck, thin, curved in flight. The bill is orange-yellow. The legs and feet are black. Its preferred habitat is wetlands and moist pastures.

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