The Intermediate Egret is a medium sized white egret. It looks similar to the Great Egret, but is smaller, has a more rounded head and the orange bill is shorter and not so acute angled. The neck is about the same length as the body. In breeding plumage they have deep pink to red bill, blue-green facial skin and long breast plumes and long wing plumes extending beyond the tail.
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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  • Alexa Pereira
    Alexa Pereiraover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image super title very fitting very well timed

  • Thanks Alexa!

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  • Judy Seltenright
    Judy Seltenrightover 4 years ago

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    Very nice!! . . .

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  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    June 28, 2010

  • Thanks Teresa, as always .. very happy making!

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  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    You’re so very welcome Byron

  • Marie  Morrison
    Marie Morrisonover 4 years ago

    Congratulations ! on your feature ! Fantastic Capture !

  • Many thanks Marie!

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  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture

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  • CanyonWind
    Debra LINKEVICSover 3 years ago

    Great capture. You were in the right place at the right time. Nice.

  • Many thanks Debra!

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Many thanks Larry!

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