Birds of Colombia

    PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae (Herons, Bitterns)  
Genus: Ardea (3 species, 12 worldwide)

Great Egret
Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta)
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA  

A common, large, tall, and thin egret, seen in wetlands and open fields as well.

Cocoi Heron
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)
  A very large heron.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias wardi)
Wakodahatchee, Florida, USA  

In flight.
With a snake.
An all white race of [Great Blue Heron] is found almost exclusively in the Caribbean.
Two immatures at a nest.

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