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Conservation Status:  Safe for Now - Protected

Land & AquaticSnowy Egret

Egretta thula Birds

Snowy Egret Notice the black beak and partially yellow feet. | Courtesy of FermLab
Snowy Egret
Notice the black beak and partially yellow feet. Courtesy of FermLab

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At the Aquarium

These birds are not exhibited at the Aquarium; however, they are commonly seen foraging in waters near the Aquarium.

Geographic Distribution

US range: throughout the continental United States from northern California to Maine, and south to Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.

Diet

These birds are omnivores. Their main diet consists of worms, aquatic and terrestrial insects, small lizards, fiddler crabs, shrimps, crayfish, crustaceans, snails, vegetation, and fishes.

Longevity

Estimated life span is 2 to 16 years. They have lived to over 16 years in protected environments.