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Ardea alba (Great Egret)

Ardea alba (Great Egret)

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Description: The Great Egret Ardea alba, also known as the Great White Egret, White Heron, or Common Egret, is a wading egret, found in most of the tropical and warmer temperate parts of the world, although it is very local in southern Europe and Asia. It is called Kōtuku in New Zealand. It is sometimes confused with the Great White Heron in Florida, which is a white morph of the Great Blue Heron.
Persian name: اگرت بزرگ

The Great Egret is a large bird with all white plumage that can reach 101 cm in height and weigh up to 950 g. It is only slightly smaller than the Great Blue or Grey Herons. Apart from size, the Great Egret can be distinguished from other white egrets by its yellow bill and black legs and feet. It also has a slow flight, with its neck retracted. This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, which extend their necks.
Keywords: Great, Egret, Ardea, alba, اگرت, fereydoun-kenar
Date: 02.03.2008 14:18
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Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Exposure time: 1/640 sec(s)
Aperture value: F/9
ISO speed: 400
Date created: 22.02.2008 09:50:13
Focal length: 190mm

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