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Snowy Egret
(Egretta thula)

        
Snowy Egret
Photo © Don DesJardin
 
Snowy Egret Information

Length: 20 - 27"

Habitat: Edges of lakes, ponds, and rivers; mudflats, freshwater and saltwater marshes, wooded swamps, shallow coastal bays, estuaries, mangroves, rice fields. Sometimes feeds in dry fields.

Diet:
Small fish, shrimp, crayfish, snails, crabs, snakes, lizards, frogs, aquatic insects, some terrestrial insects.
 
Snowy Egret ID TipsIdentification tips for the Snowy Egret
 
Calls of the Snowy Egret
 
Range Maps:
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Snowy Egret Breeding Map Snowy Egret Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map         Winter Map (CBC)     
 
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