The great egret is a large heron with all white plumage.
Great egrets fly slowly but powerfully; with just two wing beats per second, their speed can be around 25 miles an hour.
While they can occasionally nest on the ground, great egrets typically build their nests up to 100 feet off the ground, often over water.
During mating season, a patch of skin on the great egret’s face turns neon green, and long plumes grow from his/her back. These long plumes led to the deaths of countless egrets in the late 1800’s when they were killed for these feathers.
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