Phil Pearce

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Great White Egret

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Great White Egret

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“Ardea Alba”

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The Great White Egret is a large white heron and they are easily distinguished from the similar little egret by their black not yellow feet. They are considerably larger too.

They eat fish, insects, and frogs that they spear with their  long sharp beak. Several pairs now breed in the uk.

They measure 94cm in length. 

They have a wingspan of 155cm.

 hey weigh in at 870g

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Like the little egret the Great white egret was once persecuted for their beautiful ling whit plumes of their breeding plumage.

It builds its nest in trees close to water very often in colonies.

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