Great Egret

Ardea alba

Weight:2.5 lbs
Geographic Distribution:Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world
Habitat:Wooded areas by lakes and wetlands
Wild Diet:Fish, aquatic insects, crustaceans, snakes
Zoo Diet:Capelin
Status in the Wild:Least Concern
Location:The Swamp

The great egret is a large, lanky, long-necked white heron with long yellow bill and grey legs. During mating season, a patch of skin on the egret's face turns a shocking green and long, white ornamental feathers grow from their back.