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Great Egret - Ardea alba

A large heron will all-white plumage, yellow bill and black feet. Migratory in Montreal area, heading South late autumn and returning in April. Mainly eats fishes, frogs and small mammals.

Common Names

  • Great Egret (en)
  • Garceta grande (es)
  • Grande Aigrette (fr)
  • Silberreiher (de)

Taxonomy

  • Pelecaniformes
  • Ardeidae
  • Ardea alba

Where & When to Spot

From April to October along rivers, lakes and ponds. More rare than the Great Blue Heron with whom it shares the feeding habitat.

Observation Logs

On every park visit, we maintain a log of species spotted and identified. If you maintain a similar list, please consider sharing it with Muuuh Wildlife Photography: Share Logs.

LocationSpringSummerAutumnWinter
Park Angrignon, Montreal 0 1 0 0
Rapids Park Lachine 3 1 0 0

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Only parks listed which we visit frequently all year long. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field.

How to Identify

White plumage is a distinctive characteristics of this species.

Photos

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Park Île Bizard - 2017-07-02

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 900;

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Rapids Park Lachine - 2016-06-19

NIKON D7100; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 220;

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Rapids Park Lachine - 2016-05-14

NIKON D7100; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/800; Aperture f8.0; Iso 800;

 Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Rapids Park Lachine - 2016-04-17

NIKON D7100; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1600; Aperture f6.3; Iso 200;

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