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Great Egret
(Ardea alba)

        
 
Great Egret Information
                                    
Length: 35 - 41"

Habitat: Shores of lakes, ponds, and rivers; freshwater and saltwater marshes, mudflats, shallow lagoons, estuaries. Requires trees or shrubs near the

Great Egret
 
water for nesting.  
 
Diet: Fish, small amphibians (such as frogs, salamanders, and lizards), snakes, crayfish, small birds, crustaceans, insects, occasionally small mammals such as mice and voles.
 
 
Great Egret ID TipsIdentification tips for the Great Egret
 
 
Range Maps:
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Great Egret Breeding Map Great Egret Winter Map     USGS
     
Breeding Map         Winter Map (CBC)      
 
 
Additional photos and information:
 
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