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Snowy Egret

(Egretta thula)

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Medium-sized all-white heron with black bill and legs; immature bird is similar but back of legs yellowish green and with some gray on bill; to 64 cm (25 in); wingspan to 1 m (3.3ft). (Garceta Nivosa, Garza Blanca).


Aquatic habitats over Caribbean and Pacific lowlands; found in coastal areas and in or near ponds, rivers, and marshes.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Costa Rica