egret egret  /ɛ ɡrət/


  • (n) any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season


  1. A retiree moving away from Florida might seem as odd as an Everglades egret flying north for the winter, but Powell, an administrative assistant, says she has had enough.
  2. If you think it's hard to manage the birth-order issues in your family, be thankful you're not an egret or an orange blossom.
  3. Suddenly, from the middle of a patch of thorn trees, flashed the white flick of an egret, constant companion of the African elephant.


  1. Video: Algae kills scores of fish in Sacramento park's pond

    Local residents Deborah and Michael Noble have long enjoyed strolling through Southside Park at T and Sixth streets, taking in the sights and sounds of children playing, and spotting the occasional dazzling great egret.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

  2. San Antonio Zoo defends euthanizing 23 federally protected baby egrets

    SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Zoo officials said they had no other choice but to euthanize close to two-dozen cattle egret chicks after a tree limb crushed part of their habitat Sunday. The species is protected by both the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code. Dr. Rob Coke said he and his staff euthanized 23 egret chicks after moving them to the zoo's health ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KENS 5 San Antonio

  3. Taking flight (photo)

    An egret takes flight over a flooded field in the Gila Valley early in the morning. This bird, along with other egrets and black-necked stilts, could be seen walking in the water looking for something to eat.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Yuma Sun

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  • Mr Moss said: "The good news is that that chick has fledged and left the nest successfully, so that is the first baby cattle egret ever to be born and raised in Britain".
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Stephen Moss Source: Independent

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