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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.

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)     
Additional Information:
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Range, habitat, physical description, reproduction, lifespan, behavior, communication, food habits, predation, and conservation status. Includes photos.



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