The little egret (Egretta garzetta), a species of small heron in the family Ardeidae, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, East Africa
Contributor:B.O'Kane / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:3249 x 1955 px | 27.5 x 16.6 cm | 10.8 x 6.5 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:8 November 2018
The little egret (Egretta garzetta) is a species of small heron in the family Ardeidae. The genus name comes from the Provençal French Aigrette, "egret", a diminutive of Aigron," heron". The species epithet garzetta is from the Italian name for this bird, garzetta or sgarzetta. It is a white bird with a slender black beak, long black legs and, in the western race, yellow feet. As an aquatic bird, it feeds in shallow water and on land, consuming a variety of small creatures.