The Snowy Egret is an agile, even delicate, wadding bird common in marshes and mud flats. They feed by moving rapidly through shallow water and mud primarily chasing schools of minnows and shrimp.

The “Snowy” can reach a heigth of 27 in., and during mating season they exhibit long lacy plumes along the top of the head and neck. While nesting they perform an elaborate greeting ritual to exchange places in the roost.

Once hunted near extinction in some parts of the world for their plumes, the Snowy Egret is no longer endangered. They migrate as far as Northern South America.

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