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Great Egret

Cool Facts

 

* The Great Egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society, one of the oldest environmental organizations in North America. Audubon was founded to protect birds from being killed for their feathers.

 

* Not all young that hatch survive the nestling period. Aggression among nestlings is common and large chicks frequently kill their smaller siblings.

 

* The longevity record for a wild Great Egret is nearly 23 years.

 

FROM: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Egret/id

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Taken on September 4, 2009