Great White Egrets

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The great white egret (ardea alba) or great egret can be found in most of the freshwater and saltwater marshes of the tropical, subtropical and temperate regions around the world. You can find it in North, Central, and South America, from lower Canada to Argentina. Usually a resident, it migrates from Canada and the upper United States during the winter.

In flight, the neck of the great whit egret is tucked in and their feet extend backward beyond their short tail. During breeding season a patch of skin at the base of the bill turns a neon green and long, frilly plumes grow from its back.

They eat mainly fish but also eat other small animals, insects and crustaceans as well. you will usually see them hunting in belly deep water, standing still waiting for prey to approach or wading through the shallow water.

The great white egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society.

Catfish For Lunch

A greqat white egret has caught a catfish for its lunch on the Lake Apopka National Wildlife Drive in Florida.

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Great White With Bream

A great white egret captures a bream in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Egret And Spoonbill Mix

A great white egret and a pair of roseatte spoonbills feed in the waters of Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Painted White

A great white egret stands in a cove in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Reflecting Great White

A great white eget is reflected in the water os the oxbow in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce lake Park.

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Bullfrog Lunch

A great white egret with a large bullfrog it has caught in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Stealthy Stalk

A great white egret stealthily nearing the water in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Potential Nesting Material

A great white egret looking for nesting material in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Great White In The Reeds

A great white egret wades in a swamp in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as it forages for a meal.

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A Short Break

A great white egret rests on a rail in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida taking a break from baby sitting duties.

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Mouth To Mouth

This great white egret is making sure that its offspring doesn't miss this meal with a mouth to mouth presentation.

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Pan Fish For Lunch

Like most teenagers, these juvenile great white egrets still expect mom to feed them. They are in such a hurry that they nmiss one of the fish that the mother is giving them.

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