Three days ago, March 2, I published a blog post on the Snowy Egret, an all-white bird, and here are the other 2 all-white birds at Tortuguero: the Great Egret and the Cattle Egret.
You can tell the Snowy Egret and Great Egret apart by the opposite colors of their beaks and feet: Snowy has black beak and yellow feet, while Great has yellow beak and black feet. 🙂 The Cattle Egret is much smaller with shorter neck and beak and often with pale salmon coloring on head and chest. After this introductory photo, there is a 3-pix gallery for each of these two new all-white birds . . .
See my galleries of these two species in Costa Rica:
- CR Great Egret GALLERY or read about them on eBird
- CR Cattle Egret GALLERY or read about them on eBird
Interestingly, these two birds are found around the world on every continent! (Except Arctics) There are not a lot of species like that! 🙂
All this trip in: Tortuguero 2023 Trip Gallery