Herons (Ardeidae)

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) - HBW 1, p. 411

French: Aigrette neigeuse German: Schmuckreiher Spanish: Garceta Nívea

Taxonomy: Ardea Thula Molina, 1782, Chile.
Forms superspecies with E. garzetta. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • brewsteri Thayer & Bangs, 1909 - W USA, Baja California.
  • thula (Molina, 1782) - North, Central and South America: from NE USA through Caribbean to NE Argentina; and from NW Mexico to S Chile.