Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Photo of the Week - The Belize Great Egret (Casmerodius albus)

The great egret is a slender and graceful heron with a wingspan of 36 inches.  It lives in the coastal lagoons and marshes. 
It feeds in the shallow waters of Belize and preys on fish and reptiles. During the drier months the bird will prey on small mammals and nesting birds.
Photo: A.J. Baxter, Picture Belize


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