Classification
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All Names

  • 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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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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dmh0716

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December 9, 2016 04:37 PM PST

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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mako252

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December 9, 2016 12:13 PM CST

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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kolasafamily

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March 24, 2016 03:18 PM PDT

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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kolasafamily

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March 24, 2016 03:11 PM PDT

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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kalamurphyking

Date

April 22, 2016 11:05 AM CDT

Description

UTSW rookery
4 part behavior series, I'll upload the other 3 in the order it happened.
While at the rookery I saw these two snowy egrets in a mating session that looked really awkward. There seemed to be legs tangled everywhere. The female appeared to be positioned correctly but the male was having trouble figuring out where to position himself. I think this may be a young male snowy egret and his first breeding season. Right after the last shot, the male did a little hop trying to get in the right position. He missed his mark and fell off the branch and managed to knock her off too and they both went down with wings flapping everywhere. I was not expecting that and missed that final shot when I looked up to see what the heck had just happened. They both flew off together so hopefully he got another chance.

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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November 20, 2016 07:43 AM PST

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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lonnyholmes

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December 6, 2016 07:51 AM PST

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kalamurphyking

Date

April 7, 2016 10:05 AM CDT

Description

UTSW rookery
Now that they have found their mates, the lores on these egrets are in the process of changing from red back to yellow.

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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rjadams55

Date

November 26, 2016 12:54 PM PST

Description

This small flock of Snowy Egrets along the shore of Lake Merritt was accompanied by a Great Blue Heron and a Great Egret.

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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kalamurphyking

Date

April 7, 2016 10:13 AM CDT

Description

UTSW rookery
This one was at the height of its breeding season, the bright red lores only lasted about a week give or take a couple of days. It was in full breeding display behavior, seeking a mate.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. It is the American counterpart to the very similar Old World Little Egret, which has established a foothold in the Bahamas.

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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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