The Great egret – Ardea alba is a large heron of the wading-bird Family Ardeidae and of the Order Pelecaniformes. It is a cosmopolitan bird found over all the warmer areas of the world. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder only E and SE Iran. Its wintering range includes Turkey, S Caucasus, Central and S Iraq, the Levant, the Nile Valley of Egypt and N Tunisia. It is resident in, a few small areas of Central Turkey, the Mediterranean coast of N Africa, and the southern end of the Sahel states, Eritrea, Djibouti, and NW & S parts of Somalia.
Type - wading-bird - nests in trees, bushes, bamboo, isolated islands Summer Habitat - large range of natural, artificial and coastal wet habitats, avoids deserts, Resident Habitat - wetland margins, aquaculture ponds, coastal lagoons, mangroves. tidal flats,
Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Ardeidae Genus: Ardea
Species - Ardea alba Great egret - Species - ebird.org Great egret - Species - heronconservation.org Great egret - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Great egret - Guide - allaboutbirds.org Great egret - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
Additional Material... Great egret - Images - google.com Great egret - Video - youtube.com Great egret - Datazone - birdlife.org