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Snowy Egret

Egretta thula

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Medium-sized white heron. Long, thin, black bill. Yellow lores (between eye and bill). Adults have black legs and yellow feet. Immatures have greenish-yellow legs and feet. Forages in wetlands. Often with a more active feeding style than Great Egret that moves very slowly. Smaller than Great Egret; also note Snowy's black bill. Bit larger than Cattle Egret and more likely to have its feet in the water rather than walking in fields. Immature Little Blue Heron has greenish legs and base of bill rather than Snowy's black and yellow.

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