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Habitat Suitability Index Models: Great egret

FWS/OBS 82/10.78

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Abstract

The great egret, also called common egret or American egret, is a large white heron tn the order Ciconiiformes, family Ardeidae. Great egrets stand 94.0-104.1 cm (37-41 inches) tall and have a wing spread to 139.7 cm (55 inches) (Terres 1980). The species is associated with streams, ponds, lakes, mud flats, swamps, ahd freshwater and salt marshes. The birds feed in shallow water on fishes, amphibians, reptiles, crustaceans and insects (Terres 1980).

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Habitat Suitability Index Models: Great egret
Series title:
FWS/OBS
Series number:
82/10.78
Subseries:
Habitat Suitability Index
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
vi, 23 p.