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snowy egret

noun
1.
a white egret, Egretta thula, of the warmer parts of the Western Hemisphere: formerly hunted in great numbers for its plumes, the species is now protected and has recovered.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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  • The snowy egret forages by walking slowly or standing motionless in water and striking at prey.
  • The cattle egret, snowy egret, and great egret are white herons which live here.
  • The same is true for snowy egret and glossy ibis breeding populations.
  • However, the snowy egret seeks nest sites among mangroves and salt marshes.
British Dictionary definitions for snowy egret

snowy egret

noun
1.
a small American egret, Egretta thula, having a white plumage, yellow legs, and a black bill
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