Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) - HBW 1, p. 411
French: Aigrette neigeuse
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 70 videos
An adult performing a type of foraging behavior by extending its body flat out over the water then dipping the bill halfway belo Locality Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp brewsteri)
Don DesJardin 3 August 2009 5 years ago 31 sec 4.8
A bird looking for prey at an area of river rapids Locality Rio Roosevelt, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp thula)
Josep del Hoyo 9 July 2007 6 years ago 47 sec 4.8
A bird displays its breeding plumage Locality Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp thula)
Robert Schaefer 6 April 2013 1 year ago 43 sec 4.8
An adult using the bill-vibrating behaviour to capture preys Locality California, USA (United States) (ssp brewsteri)
Don DesJardin 31 March 2006 7 years ago 17 sec 4.7
An adult foraging for small fish in a fresh water estuary. Locality Santa Clara River Estuary, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp brewsteri)
Don DesJardin 29 August 2014 8 weeks ago 39 sec 4.7
A bird at the river's edge in an area of very strong rapids with a general view at the end Locality Rio Roosevelt, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp thula)
Josep del Hoyo 9 July 2007 6 years ago 36 sec 4.7
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An adult in flight
Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 29 October 2014 4 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 5
Egretta Thula catching Odontesthes bonariensis as lunch
Locality San Miguel del Monte (Monte), Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp brewsteri)
DannyZelener 7 May 2013 22 weeks ago 4.8
Locality Sarasota County, Florida, USA (United States)
JKardos 12 January 2013 1 year ago 4.7
Snowy Egret hunting in estuary
Locality Heather Farms, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California, USA (United States)
Ethan Winning 21 February 2014 35 weeks ago 4.6
Snowy Egret breeding display
Locality St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, USA (United States)
Ian Barker 3 years ago 4.6
A Snowy Egret chases another Snowy.
Locality Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit State, Mexico (Northern)
JimBachman 6 May 2013 49 weeks ago 4.5