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Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Ciconiiformes
 Family: Ardeidae
 Genus:  Egretta

A small, active white heron, the Snowy Egret is found in small ponds as well as along the ocean shore. Its black legs and yellow feet quickly identify it.
  • Size: 56-66 cm (22-26 in)
  • Wingspan: 100 cm (39 in)
  • Weight: 370 g (13.06 ounces)
  • Medium-sized, slender all-white heron.
  • Back legs and yellow feet.
  • Long thin neck, bill, and legs.
  • Bill dark.

Sexes look alike.

Similar to adult, but bill pale at base and legs yellow with black front edge.
Aigrette neigeuse (French)
Garceta pie-dorado, Garza chusmita, Garza nivea (Spanish

Summer Range

Breeds primarily coastally from southern Maine southward, and inland across the western United States. Also southward through the Caribbean and South America.

Winter Range

Winters along the southern coasts of the United States and southward