The great egret (also known an the common egret) is a large wading bird found worldwide.
It is the second-largest member of the heron family in America (second only to the great blue heron). It lives in mudflats, tidal shallows and marshes. It winters in the south down to Colombia. The great egret flies with slow wing beats and has a deep, croaking call.
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The great egret's nest is a platform of twigs and sticks that is built in trees or on the ground. Females lay 3-5 pale blue-green eggs in each clutch (a set of eggs laid at one time). The incubation period of the eggs is 23–26 days.