Friday, August 11, 2006

Great White Heron and Great Egret

The White Morph of the Great Blue Heron is common in the Florida Keys and that is where I had taken this photo while vacationing there in 2000.

When distinguishing the White Morph from the Great Egret, one of their differences, that of leg colour, is a distinctive feature easily compared in the two photos I've included. Note that the legs of the White Morph, (seen above) are a buffy, grey colour.

When in Quebec in June of this year (2006), I photographed a huge, white bird which resembled the White Morph; however, I noted that the leg colour of this bird was black so I was able to identify that bird, (seen above) as a Great Egret.

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