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The adult Little Egret is 55�65 cm long with an 88�106 cm wingspan. It weighs 350�550 grams. Its plumage is all white. It has long black legs with yellow feet and a slim black bill. There is . In the breeding season, the adult has two long nape plumes and gauzy plumes on the back and breast. The bare skin between the bill and eyes becomes red or blue. Juveniles are similar to non-breeding adults but have duller legs and feet. The subspecies garzetta has yellow feet and a bare patch of grey-green skin between the bill and eyes, whereas nigripes has yellow skin between the bill and eye and blackish feet.

Little Egrets are mostly silent but make various croaking and bubbling calls at their breeding colonies and produce a harsh alarm call when disturbed.

Direction Same location as last photo
Location Jinja, East Africa, Uganda, Africa
Info F 10.0 1/500 ISO 100 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Country Uganda State East Africa
City Jinja Near River Nile
Continent Africa Day Jinja
Activity Samuka Island Boat Ride Tour GAP (Great Adventure People)
Date 2007:09:23 12:16:40 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 2939
Height 2204 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 225.0 mm Exposure 1/500
F Number 10.0 ISO 100
White Bal. Auto Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 272.68 m
Latitude 0.4009 Longitude 33.2757027777778
Altitude 72.28470588 m File Size 2.7 MB
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