Great Egret

About the Great Egret

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 03 September 2009
Scientific Name
Ardea alba
  • Ciconiiformes
  • Ardeidae
  • Ardea
  • A. alba
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 20 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List


International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Garça-branca-grande
Czech (Cesky) Volavka Bílá
Danish (Dansk) Sølvhejre
Dutch (Nederlands) Grote Zilverreiger
Finnish (Suomi) Jalohaikara
French (Français) Grande Aigrette
German (Deutsch) Silberreiher
Italian (Italiano) Airone Bianco Maggiore
Japanese (日本語) ダイサギ (Daisagi)
Korean (한국어) 대백로
Norwegian (Norsk) Egretthegre
Polish (Polski) Czapla Biała
Russian (русский язык) Белая цапля
Spanish (Español) Garceta Grande
Swedish (Svenska) Ägretthäger
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