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Habitat Suitability Index Models: Great egret

January 1, 1984

The great egret, also called common egret or American egret, is a large white heron tn the order Ciconiiformes, family Ardeidae. Great egrets stand 94.0-104.1 cm (37-41 inches) tall and have a wing spread to 139.7 cm (55 inches) (Terres 1980). The species is associated with streams, ponds, lakes, mud flats, swamps, ahd freshwater and salt marshes. The birds feed in shallow water on fishes, amphibians, reptiles, crustaceans and insects (Terres 1980).

Publication Year 1984
Title Habitat Suitability Index Models: Great egret
Authors Brian R. Chapman, Rebecca J. Howard
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title FWS/OBS
Series Number 82/10.78
Index ID fwsobs82_10_78
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey