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Order: Ciconiiformes

Species photographed:
 1. cattle egret
 2. snowy egret
 3. great egret
 4. tricolored heron
 5. little blue heron
 6. green-backed heron
 7. great blue heron
 8. black-browned night-heron
 9. yellow-crowned night-heron
10. wood stork
11. white ibis
12. glossy ibis
cattle egrets
cattle egrets

Cattle egret (Bubuclus ibis) at Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge in southern Florida, USA. I heard whining/screaming sound coming from the marsh to my left. The frog was making a pathetic sound that sounded like the last pleading of an execution victim. The egret, however, had no sympathy.
cattle egret
Cattle egret (Bubuclus ibis), Kendall, FL, USA.  It was having a free meal in one of the exhibits in the Metro Zoo.
tricolored heron
tricolored heron

Tricolored heron (Egretta tricolor) in breeding plumage at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida, USA

great egret

Great egret (Egretta albus), Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Miami, FL, USA

 

great egret

Great egret (Egretta albus), University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA

 

snowy egret

Snowy egret (Egretta thula), University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA

 

little blue heron

Little blue heron (Egretta caerulea), Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge, FL, USA

great blue heron
great blue heron
great blue heron

Great blue heron (Ardea herodias), Shark Valley, Everglades, FL, USA

 

black crowned night-heron

Black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Metrozoo, Kendall, FL, USA. 2007.

 

black crowned night heron

Black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Key Biscayne, FL, USA. 2007.

 

yellow crowned night heron

Yellow-crowned night-heron (Nyctanassa violacea), Shark Valley, Everglades, FL, USA

 

green heron

Green heron (Butorides virescens), University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA

 

snowy egret on beach
snowy egret, Bahia Honda, Florida Keys, 2009.
great blue heron
great blue heron, Santa Barbara, CA, 2008.

white ibis
juvenile white ibis

White ibis juvenile (Eudocimus albus), University of Miami campus, Coral Gables, FL, USA.

 


white ibis with wattles
 

White ibis (Eudocimus albus), Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Miami, FL, USA.  A few had wattles.  I think they are only present during the breeding season, but I am not sure because I have never seen them at any other place or time.

 

glossy ibis
Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) at Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge in southern Florida, USA.


wood stork
wood stork
Wood stork (Mycteria americana).
Top: 
Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge, FL, USA
Bottom: Highlands County, FL, USA
green heron
green heron
green heron
Green heron, Fairchild Botanical Garden, Miami, FL, USA


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