Birds of the Week # 47
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae.
Snowy Heron (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. The genus name comes from Provençal French for the little egret, aigrette, which is a diminutive of aigron, ‘heron”.
Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as the common egret, large egret, or (in the Old World) great white egret or great white heron. Like all egrets, it is a member of the heron family, Ardeidae.
Note: These birds were photographed in different parts of Florida.
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