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Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

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Small snow-white heron with slender dark bill, blackish legs, and yellowish feet (or "golden slippers"). Breeding adult has 2 long wispy head plumes and spray of white plumes ("aigrettes") on lower back. Fairly common in wide variety of wetlands, at lakes, along rivers, and in estuaries—almost anywhere with small fish. Occurs as singles or small loose groups; nests and roosts communally. Distinctive within its range, but compare to larger Great and Intermediate Egrets, stockier Cattle Egret.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America