Great Egret A beautiful great egret (Ardea alba) came flying by my lens on this gorgeous winterday at Meinerswijk (Arnhem).   Ardea alba,Geotagged,The Netherlands,great egret

Great Egret

A beautiful great egret (Ardea alba) came flying by my lens on this gorgeous winterday at Meinerswijk (Arnhem).

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  1. Thanks for the identification, Kurt! Posted 2 years ago

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The Great Egret , also known as Great White Egret, Common Egret, or Great White Heron, is a large, widely-distributed egret. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe it is rather localized. In North America it is more widely distributed, and it is ubiquitous across the Sun Belt of the United States and in the rainforests of South America. It is sometimes confused with the Great White Heron in Florida, which is a white morph of the closely.. more

Similar species: Pelecaniformes
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Uploaded Jan 29, 2012. Captured Jan 27, 2012 in Meginhardweg 33-55, 6841 Arnhem, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO400
  • 400mm