08 October, 2007

The Great Egret

The great egret, is a large white heron found in most parts of the world: from southern Canada southward to Argentina, and in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. It's the largest egret in the Old World, and thus has garnered the name Great White Egret. But in the Americas, the white form of the Great Blue Heron is larger and warrants that name. In the United States, the Great Egret used to be called the American Egret but that was hardly appropriate, since the species range extends beyond America and indeed farther than other herons.
More on the Great Egret: All About Birds, Assateague, Amonline, Naturia, nhaptv, Nature-wildlife, Enature, USGS, Whatbird, National Geographic

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