Sunday, May 04, 2008

Great Egret (Ardea alba) Clip Art

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The Great Egret Ardea alba, also known as the Great White Egret, White Heron, or Common Egret, is a wading egret, found in most of the tropical and warmer temperate parts of the world, although it is very local in southern Europe and Asia. It is called KĊtuku in New Zealand. It is sometimes confused with the Great White Heron in Florida, which is a white morph of the Great Blue Heron.

The Great Egret is a large bird with all white plumage that can reach 3'3" in height and weigh up to 3.2 lb. It is only slightly smaller than the Great Blue or Grey Herons. Apart from size, the Great Egret can be distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black legs and feet. It also has a slow flight, with its neck retracted. This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, which extend their necks.

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Great Egret (Ardea alba) Clip Art

Great Egret (Ardea alba) Clip Art

Great Egret (Ardea alba) Clip Art

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sookietex, is there a high resolution copy of this photo I can use? I would like to print it and this version is pixelated.

Thanks, JOAnn

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