Great Egret – Preening

Great Egret preening

In between preying on prawns, the Great Egret (Ardea alba) also finds the time to take care of its plumage, keeping it in tip top condition (above, below).

Great Egret preening

A video clip of this feather maintenance activity may be previewed here:

Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
Singapore
21st June 2019

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