Egretta garzetta

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The genus name comes from the Proven├žal French Aigrette, "egret", a diminutive of Aigron," heron". The species epithet garzetta is from the Italian name for this bird, garzetta or sgarzetta. As an aquatic bird, it feeds in shallow water and on land, consuming a variety of small creatures

Egretta garzetta

[Linnaeus 1766]

Other names: --

Italian name: Garzetta

Photos have been taken in northern Italy (Lombardia)


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