Also known as: Great White Egret, American Egret, Common Egret, Great White Heron, K?tuku (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.