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Great Egret

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

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Great Egret

Great Egret - Huntington Beach, CA
© Tom Benson

The Great Egret is a casual visitor to campus with about a dozen sightings, mostly in spring and fall, and most being flyovers. It is a common breeding resident in southern California.

The Great Egret is entirely white with a yellow bill and black legs.