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  • Bulgarian
    • Снежна чапла
  • English
    • Snowy Egret
    • little white egret
  • Scientific Names
    • Egretta thula
  • French
    • aigrette neigeuse
  • Spanish
    • Garceta pie-dorado
    • Garceta nívea
    • Garceta nivosa
    • Garcita blanca
    • Garza dedos dorados
    • Garza chica
    • Chusmita
  • German
    • Schmuckreiher
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • SNEG
  • Portuguese
    • Garça-branca-americana

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Recent observations

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What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

kiskadee

Date

December 6, 2016 10:06 AM CST

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What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

santillanaale

Date

January 18, 2017 03:41 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

kiskadee

Date

December 2, 2016 09:20 AM CST

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Square

What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

kiskadee

Date

December 2, 2016 08:46 AM CST

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

kiskadee

Date

December 2, 2016 08:27 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

kalamurphyking

Date

June 30, 2015 11:15 AM CDT

Description

White Rock lake, lower spillway steps
6 part behavior series
1. Snowy egrets are very territorial and usually don't share very well. I was surprised to find 4 of them sharing this fishing spot. I should have know, the peace didn't last very long.
2. The peace does not last for long. A bully runs one of the other birds off.
3. Once the bully had run the one birds out of the fishing spot, the three snowies returned their attention to the fishing while the odd man out looked on from afar.
4. Next thing I saw was the odd bird out starting to tip toe back down to the waters edge. It looked really funny.
5. The other 3 birds are too intent on their fishing to notice the 4th bird is sneaking back in.
6. Once again all four are fishing together but the body language of the bully suggests it won't last long.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

blakesito

Date

November 23, 2016 08:49 AM CST

Place

Oaxaca, MX (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Date

February 2, 2012 12:26 PM CST

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What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

aureliomolinahdz

Date

October 16, 2016 12:59 PM CDT

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Square

What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

aureliomolinahdz

Date

October 16, 2016 11:42 AM CDT

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Square

What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

bennypoo

Date

November 20, 2016 02:31 PM CST

Description

White Morph

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

spheller

Date

January 15, 2017 11:06 AM PST
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Description from Wikipedia

The snowy egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. The genus name comes from the Provençal French for the little egret Aigrette, a diminutive of Aigron," heron". The species name thula is the Araucano for the Black-necked Swan, applied to this species in error by Chilean naturalist Juan Ignacio Molina in 1782.

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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