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Great Egret

Scientific name:  Egretta alba

Size:  Grow to around 100cm tall

Distribution:  Found in many parts of England, N. Wales and Scotland, especially on the east coast

Months seen:  All year round

Habitat:  Ponds, lakes, rivers, canals, reservoirs, farmland and grassland

Food:  Fish, amphibians and invertebrates

Special features:  Great Egrets are similar in size to the Grey Heron.  They have all white plumage, and the beak is yellow except during the breeding season when it can be black.  The legs are yellow at the top, becoming black lower down, and they have black feet.

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