Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

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The Snowy Egret is a small white egret, easy to observe in the edge of lakes, swamps and at seaside. During the reproductive season, the plumage acquires long and delicate feathers (called aigrettes), that come out of the crown, chest and back.

Name in Portuguese: Garça-branca-pequena

Family: Ardeidae

Size: 55 cm

Sexual dimorphism: not

Feeding: fish and small crustaceans

Habitat: near water bodies

Similar species: Great Egret (Ardea alba) and Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)


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