Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Ardea
Family: Ardeidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
alba
NOTES

A wading bird about 95 cm long. Distinguished by all black legs and feet. It has a long slender neck with a long bill. Eats small fish and other aquatic animals. Nests in heronries.


AUTHORITY
Linnaeus, 1758
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
 


Colour
Notes: White plumage. Bill is orange-yellow when not breeding, black when breeding
Colour: White
Common Name
Great white egret
Grootwitreier
Egret
Habitat
NOTES: Rests on the bank or wades in the shallow water hunting for food
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Casmerodius albus
Egretta alba



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