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Little Egret
Egretta garzetta


The Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) is natural to Europe, Asia, Oceania and occasionally the coasts of the Americas.


Seen in the proximity of water, could be fresh water, brackish water and saltwater.


Rests perched on the tree branches.


Nesting is done in colonies integrated by egrets of its own species and other. The nest is built on trees and bushes. The clutch is tree to six light greenish blue eggs. Incubation takes about 24 days and it is done by both parents. The youngsters leave the nest when they are about 30 days old.


The diet includes fish, frogs, small reptiles and invertebrates.


Both sexes have similar appearance. In length it reaches 55 to 60 cm, and a weight of about 300 grams.


The Little Egret in Spanish is called “Garceta Común”.

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