Snowy Egret

Egretta thula

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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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  1. (c) cindylemon, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/12746082
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egretta_thula

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