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Great White Egret

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“Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world. Great Egrets were hunted nearly to extinction for their plumes in the late nineteenth century, In 1953 the Great Egret in flight was chosen as the symbol of the National Audubon Society, which was formed in part to prevent the killing of birds for their feathers.The Great Egret is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Great Egrets fly slowly but powerfully: with just two wingbeats per second their cruising speed is around 25 miles an hour.”

http://web4.audubon.org/bird/BOA/F38_G1h.html

 

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