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|GREAT EGRET (ARDEA ALBA), in the DANUBE DELTA|
The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as Great White Egret, Common Egret, Large Egret or Great White Heron,is a large, widely-distributed egret. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe it is rather localized. In North America it is more widely distributed, and it is ubiquitous across the Sun Belt of the United States and in the rainforests of South America.
The Great Egret is a large heron with all-white plumage. In breeding plumage, delicate ornamental feathers are borne on the back. Males and females are identical in appearance; juveniles look like non-breeding adults. Differentiated from the Intermediate Egret (Mesophoyx intermedius) by the gape, which extends well beyond the back of the eye in case of the Great Egret, but ends just behind the eye in case of the Intermediate Egret. It is a common species, usually easily seen.
It has a slow flight, with its neck retracted. This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes, ibises, and spoonbills, which extend their necks in flight.
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- [2019-02-07 6:17]
Excellent photo of this Great Egret. Sharpness, white balance and composition are very good.
- [2019-02-07 6:57]
Just my prayers, that LORD take me to such spot to see as close as this the nature, excellent shot.
- [2019-02-07 10:58]
Excellent picture Marius, excellent!
I really like the white color on the wings!
- [2019-02-07 14:36]
Hi Marius,a common specie but a very great capture in flight,perfect sharpness and exposure too! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
- [2019-02-08 0:52]
Beautiful shot, no doubt. Sometime blue sky seems to me bit flat although I have so many blue sky pictures and I have nothing to do. Good details and perfect exposure.
Thanks and regards,
- [2019-02-10 20:53]
Well captured this elegant bird in flight.