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Great Egret

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Overview

This large egret species is hard to miss, a spectacular white colored wading bird found standing immoble in aquatic habitats looking for the perfect opportunity to prey fish, frogs, small mammals, small reptiles and insects, The Great egret reaches maturity between two to three years of age. During the reproductive season, the male will create nests constructed with sticks and plant material, where it will then attract females for mating.


Fun Fact

The Great egret is a powerful flyer, with only two wingbeats per second affording them a speed of 25 miles an hour. *This species has been observed to practice siblicide during poor breeding conditions, in which a young nestling will kill their smaller siblings. *The Great Egret occasionally swims to capture prey

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