Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret (Photo by Andrew M Snyder)

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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Cheddi Jagan, Communism and the African-Guyanese

By Clem Seecharan Clem Seecharan is Emeritus Professor of History at London Metropolitan University.

Reflections on Cheddi Jagan, 1918-1997

Cheddi Jagan returned from studies in the United States to a British Guiana in 1943 that was a cauldron of poverty.

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The life and times of Dr Cheddi Jagan in pictures

Dr Jagan enjoys a ride on a ferris wheel with his grandchildren. Cheddi Jagan and Forbes Burnham leave then British Guiana to plead their case abroad, following the suspension of the constitution by the British in 1953.

A renewed confident Jagan

Cheddi Jagan was born on March 22, 1918, and died on March 6, 1997.

Dr Cheddi Jagan: The man and his life

By Sharief Khan (An excerpt from an interview with Sharief Khan reprinted from Stabroek News, December 11, 1987, page 5) In gaining a politician like Cheddi Jagan Guyana might have lost a cricketer.


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