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"grey" Snowy Egret, Campeche, Mexico (1 Viewer)

Valéry Schollaert

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Hi all,

It is possible, from this single shot, to say if this Snowy Egret is just dirty or if the feathers above are really grey for some reasons ? I guess bare parts colours exclude hybridation but a second thought is welcome.

Photo from today in a mixed egret colony in Ciudad del Carmen (estado de Campeche, México).

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njlarsen

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My guess is the same. At one time, I uploaded a series of images of a cattle egret which was almost black - as it moulted during the following period, these feathers were replaced with some that looked a lot more as usual.
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