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The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is natural to the Americas. Its distribution extends from the USA to Argentina and Chile.
It is more frequent from sea level to 1500 meters, although it is documented up to 4100 meters of elevation.
Normally seen in the proximity of water.
Normally seen alone, in small groups and in the company of other wadding birds.
|Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)|
This egret nests in colonies of its own kind and made up of other egrets and other birds. The clutch is one to eight light greenish blue eggs. Incubation takes from 20 to 24 days and it is done by both parents. The youngsters leave the nest when they are 45 days old.
The diet consists of fish, crustaceans, worms and other small animals.
In length it reaches from 49 to 66 cm.
The Snowy Egret in Spanish is called “Garceta Blanca”, “Garcita Blanca”, “Garza Dedos Dorados” and “Garza Nívea”.
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