Great Egret


(Ardea alba)

Fun Fact: During breeding season, the patch of skin on the bird’s face turns bright neon green.

Diet: Mostly fish, but will also eat invertebrates, small mammals, reptiles, and birds.

Habitat: Fresh, salt, and brackish marshes.

Overview: Great egrets are a little smaller than Great Blue Herons, with pure white feathers, black legs and a yellow-orange bill. They wade through shallow water to hunt for food.