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Great Egret Ardea alba

Great Egret Ardea alba

Aves > Pelecaniformes > Ardeidae

Names in different Languages

GermanSilberreiher
EnglishGreat Egret
FrenchGrande Aigrette
SpanishGarceta grande

Description

A large heron will all-white plumage, yellow bill and black feet. Migratory in Montreal area, heading South late autumn and returning in April. Mainly eats fishes, frogs and small mammals.

How to Identify

White plumage is a distinctive characteristics of this species.

Where When to Spot

From April to October along rivers, lakes and ponds. More rare than the Great Blue Heron with whom it shares the feeding habitat.

Photos

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Observations

Montreal Botanical Garden2022-06-11
Parc Île-de-la-Visitation2019-08-04
Park Angrignon, Montreal2019-06-22
Rapids Park Lachine2019-06-22
Park Île Bizard2017-07-02
Rapids Park Lachine2016-06-19
Rapids Park Lachine2016-05-14
Rapids Park Lachine2016-04-17