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This page claimed that the birds legs are largely yellow. But all authorities I can find claim that it has black legs, and all the Great Egrets I have seen (unless I have misidentified them - unlikely in California) have had black legs. Does anyone more knowledgeable have a comment? seglea 05:58, 22 Dec 2003 (UTC)
- The tibia becomes reddish during courtship, otherwise always black as far as I know, certainly in NAm and Eurasia. jimfbleak
Some webpages, e.g. , , state that Kotuku = White Heron = "Egretta alba", not "Ardea alba". Can anyone confirm that those are the same as Great Egret = "Egretta alba"? Jorge Stolfi 04:51, 25 Mar 2004 (UTC) Ok, question was answered. Jorge Stolfi
There was a picture of a Snowy Egret in the speciesbox at the top of the page which is of course the wrong species. I replaced it with one of the images from the gallery at the bottom of the page. Feel free to change which picture is used -- as long as it's the right species :-) -- Cjensen 01:05, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
The first pic in the Gallery appears to show Intermediate Egrets - note domed top to head, neck length ~< body length (right-hand bird), short gape skin. The neck kink can mislead - Intermediates also have a kink - it's just less pronounced.--Glen Fergus 10:28, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
I thought the scientific name was ardea alba not what it say on there. Teak the Kiwi 15:07, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
- It's Ardea alba, Egretta alba, and Casmerodius albus, but I made it consistent as Ardea (following the AOU and the BOU and Heron, among others). —JerryFriedman 17:31, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
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Cleanup / Images moved to gallery
The images were crowding and colliding with the text and my first thought was to put the images near the text that was clearly associated with the image, but it wasn't clear to me that the images were anything other than additional examples.
I would encourage you to move the image back into the main text if appropriate, but if you do so, please consider these questions:
- Does the image clearly support the nearby text?
- Does the placement and resulting overall layout look "neat" and "clean"?
If you feel that the image is important in some specific way, but there is no associated text, consider adding the text to the main body of the article before moving the image back.