Great Egret

Ardea alba
Great Egret specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common summer resident, nesting from early April to early July, in marshes and swampy forests. May be found in almost any wet habitat during postbreeding dispersal, mid-June to November. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

This record is for the preening bird on the left.
Date: Unknown
Collected By: Edward J Brown
Locality:  Washington, DC
Sex: Unknown
Catalog ID: 220395
This is the record for the bird on the right.
Date: 8/2/1920
Collected By: AH Crother
Locality:  Laurel, MD
Sex: Male
Catalog ID: 256941