snowy egret

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Synonyms for snowy egret

small New World egret

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1999) and snowy egret (370 g; Palmer 1962) prey upon earthworms and annelid worms, aquatic and terrestrial insects and crabs, marine fish, and even frogs, snakes, and lizards (Kushlan 1978a, 1978b, Parsons & Master 2000).
In Ornithological Biography he explains that many of the Snowy Egrets he had "opened contained nothing else [but shrimps] in their stomachs" (Audubon 1831-1949: vol.
Fledge success was determined for all nests monitored in 2008 (Table 2) and 2009 (Table 3) with the exception of five nests with unknown fates due to visual obstructions; Double-crested Cormorant (N=2), Great Blue Heron (N=2) and Snowy Egret (N=l).
This reflects the seasonal migration of Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Cattle Egrets, Green Herons, Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, and Roseate Spoonbills in fall and their return in the spring.
The snowy egret catches its meal by raking its feet through shallow water.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Prothonotary Warbler, Least Bittern, Roseate Spoonbill, Snowy Egret, Wood Stork and Painted Bunting are just some of the birds that draw wildlife connoisseurs.
The ruling condemned the Corps for granting the permits and for failing to consider the potential impact on wildlife (such as the snowy egret, below), water seepage out of Everglades National Park, and further implications concerning the Clean Water Act.
Brandenburg's picture of the snowy egret was taken in the Florida Keys.
The following bird taxa were regularly observed to take crawfish during the course of this study: Pied-billed Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue-Heron, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Ring-billed Gull, Laughing Gull, Forster's Tern, and Belted Kingfisher.
Large pool-using species such as American Avocets often foraged in or near ardeids, such as Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) and Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), which often occurred in large numbers.
We documented the nesting of 15 species of non-Laridae waterbirds: Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus), Tricolored Egret (Egretta tricolor), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea), Great Egret (Ardea alba), Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), Black-crowned Nightheron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Yellow-crowned Night-heron (Nyctanassa violacea), Green Heron (Butorides virescens), Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), White Ibis (Eudocimus albus), Black-bellied Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis), Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris), Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), and Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus).
According to Daphne Hatch, the park's wildlife biologist, in 1998 Alcatraz provided sanctuary for about 240 Black-Crowned Night Heron and 15 Snowy Egret nests (up from just three the previous year).
These were the Double-crested Cormorant, Neotropic Cormorant, Great Egret, Snowy Egret and Blackbellied Whistling-Duck.