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Parque Tayrona Off The Beaten Path: 10 reviews and 28 photos

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The Great White Egret is often confused with the Great White Heron with both being closely related to the Blue Heron with which they share common habitat. The Great White Egret however has black legs and a golden beak, and lacks the head feathers of the Herons. It is also a very large wadding bird, a meter in length and 2kilos in weight. They are also fantastic fishing birds, feeding on small fish, frogs and sometimes small mammals. They are adaptable birds and can coexist with human populations. We were quite used to seeing them in South Florida where we used to live and it was nice to see them in a more natural habitat along the Colombian coast. We got lucky seeing not only stalking fish but actually catching one, snapping a photo just before he swallowed it whole!

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  • Updated Dec 3, 2010
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