snowy egret

noun
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:
1890–95, Americanism

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snowy egret
 
n
a small American egret, Egretta thula, having a white plumage, yellow legs, and a black bill

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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.
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