Great Egret (Ardea alba)

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 and 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.

Common Names

Silberreiher [de]
Great Egret [en]
Garceta grande [es]
Grande Aigrette [fr]


Ardea alba

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