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Egret, Snowy bird pictures


Egret, Snowy bird picturesSNOWY EGRET
197. Egretta candidissima. 24 inches.

Plumage white; in breeding season with numerous recurved plumes growing from the middle of the back; long crest of plumes on back of the head, and on the breast. Bill black, greenish at the base; legs black and feet yellow.

With the protection which has been placed on these birds and the large breeding places in their favorite locations made into Government reservations we hope to see these become more abundant within a few years.

Their nesting habits are the same as above, only the eggs are smaller (1.80 x 1.25).