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
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)