Snowy Egret Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    These are medium-sized herons with long, thin legs and long, slender, bills. Their long, thin neck sets the small head well away from the body.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than a Great Egret; larger than a Cattle Egret.

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    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 22.1-26.0 in (56-66 cm)
      • Weight: 13.1 oz (370 g)
      • Wingspan: 39.4 in (100 cm)

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