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Great Egret

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About the Great Egret

Also known as: Great White Egret, American Egret, Common Egret, Great White Heron, Kōtuku (New Zealand)

This large egret is widely distributed across the tropical and temperate regions in the world. It can be found on all continents. This large white bird can be distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black legs. It feeds in shallow waters where it hunts for fish, frogs, small mammals and reptiles.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 03 September 2009
Scientific Name Ardea alba
  • Ciconiiformes
  • Ardeidae
  • Ardea
  • A. alba
Birdorable Family Egrets & Other Waders
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 15 July 2017)
Range West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia North Africa West Africa Central Africa East Africa South Africa North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East) Australia and New Zealand Oceania

International Names

  • Garça-branca-grande (Brazilian)
  • Volavka Bílá (Czech)
  • Sølvhejre (Danish)
  • Grote Zilverreiger (Dutch)
  • Jalohaikara (Finnish)
  • Grande Aigrette (French)
  • Silberreiher (German)
  • Airone Bianco Maggiore (Italian)
  • ダイサギ (Daisagi) (Japanese)
  • 대백로 (Korean)
  • Egretthegre (Norwegian)
  • Czapla Biała (Polish)
  • Белая цапля (Russian)
  • Garceta Grande (Spanish)
  • Ägretthäger (Swedish)

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