Great White Egret

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• Found on all continents except Antarctica.
• Lifespan of about 15 years in the wild and about 22 in captivity.
• Size:
- Up to 1 meter (3.3 ft) tall
- Wingspan of about 1.3 to 1.7 meters (51 to 67 in)
- Weight range from 700 to 1,500 g (1.5 to 3.3 lb), average 1,000 g (2.2 lb).
• Very territorial, defend nests, mates, and young.
• Prior to the 20th century, the population nearly decimated by demand for plumage for women’s hats and garments.
• Placed under protection of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in 1918. By mid 1900’s populations steadily on the rise. Today, populations doing well.
• Popular:
- 5-Brazilian reais banknote.
- New Zealand $2 coin
- Hungarian 5-forint coin.
- Belarus, a commemorative coin.
• Symbol of the National Audubon Society.

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B&W Works very well here, Lanis. Great image and thanks for the information about Egrets.