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Snowy Egret Foraging Behavior
Watch the video of a Snowy Egret foraging for invertebrates and discuss why it uses it foot in such an interesting way.
“The Snowy Egret eats mostly aquatic animals, including fish, frogs, worms, crustaceans, and insects. It often uses its bright yellow feet to paddle in the water or probe in the mud, rounding up prey before striking with its bill. Snowy Egrets feed while standing, walking, running, or hopping, and they may vibrate their bills, sway their heads, or flick their wings as part of prey gathering. ” https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Snowy_Egret/lifehistory