Great Egret

Ardea alba - Grande Aigrette

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Ardéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Ardea

  • Species
    :

    alba

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 104 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 140 à 170 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1000 à 1500 g
Longevity

23 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Great Egret (Ardea alba) is a species of bird in the Ardeidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Ardea alba alba (c Europe to ne Asia south to n and c Africa and s Asia)
  • Ardea alba melanorhynchos (Africa south of the Sahara)
  • Ardea alba egretta (s Canada to s Argentina and s Chile)
  • Ardea alba modesta (s, e Asia to Indonesia and Australasia.)

Foreign names

  • Grande Aigrette,
  • Garceta Grande,
  • Garça-branca-grande,
  • Silberreiher,
  • Nagykócsag,
  • Grote Zilverreiger,
  • Airone bianco maggiore,
  • Ägretthäger,
  • Egretthegre,
  • beluša veľká,
  • volavka bílá,
  • Sølvhejre,
  • jalohaikara,
  • Grootwitreier,
  • agró blanc,
  • Mjallhegri,
  • czapla biała,
  • baltais gārnis,
  • velika bela čaplja,
  • Большая белая цапля,
  • Kuntul besar,
  • ダイサギ,
  • 西大白鹭,
  • นกยางโทนใหญ่,
  • 大白鷺,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Intertidal : Mud Flats and Salt Flats ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Salt Exploitation Sites

Geographic range

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