The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is a common sight on the coast and interior of Guyana. They are often seen following cattle or wading and catching fish in creeks and ponds. You can tell the Snowy Egret from the Little Egret or much larger,

Snowy Egret (Photo by Andrew M Snyder)
Snowy Egret (Photo by Andrew M Snyder)

intherainforest (new)Great Egret, by its yellow “dancing slippers” (the feet) and all black legs.
During breeding season, the Snowy Egret acquires long, graceful plumes on its head, neck and back as in the photo.
Next time you see a flock of white birds, see if you can distinguish the Snowy Egrets!

 

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