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A great white egret in a tree with its wings spread out.

Snowy Egret

The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is found in most states in North America but lives in Florida year-round. Their magnificent white plumage caused them to be targeted during the 19th century by plume hunters which nearly pushed them to extinction. With concerned Americans pressing for the ban on plume hunting and the conservation acts of the Everglades the population has rebounded and is considered stable.

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