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Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
The Little Egret is 55 - 65 cm long with an 88 - 106 cm wingspan, and weighs from 350 to 550 grams. Its plumage is all white.
In the breeding season, the adult has two long nape plumes and gauzy plumes on the back and breast, and the bare skin between the bill and eyes becomes red or blue. Juveniles are similar to non-breeding adults but have greenish-black legs and duller yellow feet.