It is a white bird with a slender black beak, long black legs and, in the western race, yellow feet.
The Snowy Egret has all white plumage; black bill, legs; yellow feet. © Chris McCreedy - no playbacks | Macaulay Library Arizona, November 17, 2016 Habitat Difficult to distinguish from Snowy Egret. Great Egret can be distinguished by its yellow bill and black feet. Sexes are similar. Nonbreeding adult lacks head and back plumes, has gray lores, and shows yellow on lower legs. It is the American counterpart to the very similar Old World Little Egret, which has established a foothold in the Bahamas.
Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. The genus name comes from the Provençal French Aigrette, "egret", a diminutive of Aigron," heron". Snowy Egrets are seen along coastal and brackish waters from spring through fall. Similar to: Great Egret. The little egret is a species of small heron in the family Ardeidae. Larger than a Snowy Egret with a yellow bill and entirely black legs and feet. Breeding Snowy Egrets grow filmy, curving plumes that once fetched astronomical prices in the fashion industry, endangering the species. The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. Adults are typically 61 cm long and weigh 375 g. They have a slim black bill and long black legs with yellow feet.
It is the Snowy Egret, which has black legs and yellow feet. Juvenile resembles nonbreeding adult but lacks breast plumes and has mostly black legs. It might be assumed that other Little Egret subspecies all have yellow feet, but I haven't so far … Similar to: Cattle Egret. As an aquatic bird, it feeds in shallow water and on land, … Early conservationists rallied to … Cattle Egret has yellow bill; Snowy Egret has black bill. Little Egret (Palau): Medium-sized, all white egret with plumes on head, breast, and back, black legs with yellow feet, black bill, and yellow lores. Base of bill is yellow but turns red in breeding season. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages.
The species epithet garzetta is from the Italian name for this bird, garzetta or sgarzetta. Great Egret is much larger than Snowy Egret.