This beautiful bird is found across much of the word. I took these pictures in San Francisco.
Male: Tall,thin,elegant all-white bird with long, pointed yellow bill. Black silt-like legs and black feet.
Female: Same as male
Jevenile: same as adult
Nest: platform, male and female build; 1 brood per year
Eggs: 2-3, light bluee without markings
Incubation: 23-26 days, female and male incubate
Fledging: 43-49 days, female and male feed young
Migration: complete, southern states, Mexico, Central America, non-migrator in parts of western Oregon
Food: fish, aquatic, insects, frogs, crayfish
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