Great Egret

Ardea alba

Order

PELECANIFORMES

Family

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)

Code 4

GREG

Code 6

ARDALB

ITIS

HEAD

Great Egret Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Yellow, deepening with age.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Crested or plumed
  • Crown Color: White
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Great Egret Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 94-104 cm (37-41 in)
  • Weight: 1699 g (59.96 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: White
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Great Egret Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Buoyant direct flight with deep steady wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 137-140 cm (54-55 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings, Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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