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Great Egret
Ardea alba

Great Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret

Size: 39 inches
Overall Color: white
Occurrence: near water
Diet: crustaceans, amphibians, fish, insects
Nest: platform in tree or shrub
Field Identification: very large white birds with yellow bills and black legs
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Family: 19 Ardeidae (herons,egrets,bitterns)
Genus: Ardea
Species: alba

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