Great Egret (Ardea alba) | Avelgood Apps

Great Egrets are tall, long-legged wading birds with long, S-curved necks and long, dagger-like bills. In flight, the long neck is tucked in and the legs extend far beyond the tip of the short tail.All the feathers are white. Their bills are yellowish-orange, and the legs black. They are 80 to 104 cm (31 to 41 in) in long, wingspan is 131 to 170 cm (52 to 67 in). Body mass can range from 700 to 1,500 g.

Habitat and Distribution

You to ll find Great Egrets in both freshwater and saltwater habitats. It originates in North America.


They feed in shallow water or drier habitats, feeding mainly on fish, frogs, small mammals, and occasionally small reptiles and insects, spearing them with its long, sharp bill.


They are colonial nesters, typically placing stick nests high in trees, often on islands that are isolated from mammalian predators. It builds a bulky stick nest.

Calls and Songs

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