Snowy Egret

Egretta thula

Body Length:20"–27"
Weight:13 oz
Geographic Distribution:Year-round on the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific Coasts; found in the winter in northern South America
Habitat:Freshwater and saltwater marshes, ponds, mangroves, swamps, and occasionally dry fields

Wild Diet:Aquatic insects, crabs, crayfish, shrimp, lizards, fish, frogs, and occasionally small mammals
Zoo Diet:Fish such as silversides, insects, and a complete commercial pelleted diet
Status in the Wild:Least Concern
Location:The Swamp

The snowy egret's wingspan is 3.5 feet.They are white with a black bill, black legs, yellow eyes, and bright yellow feet. During the breeding season, their lores (stripes next to their slender bill) turn red and their feet turn bright orange. The plumes on the head, neck, and back curve upward.