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Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

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Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Egretta
Species: thula

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This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Amesti, California
Mountain View, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Cheval, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Sanibel, Florida
South Daytona, Florida
Austin, Texas

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Member Notes:

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Neutral olddude On Jul 30, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL
(Zone 11) wrote:

At one time, the beautiful plumes of the Snowy Egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for women's hats. This reduced the population of the species to dangerously low levels.

Now protected in the USA by law, under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, this bird's population has rebounded

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