Although the Grey Heron is stronger than the Great White Egret, the latter has learned that Grey Herons are defenceless when...

Although the Grey Heron is stronger than the Great White Egret, the latter has learned that Grey Herons are defenceless when...
Species: Great White Egret   Ardea alba
Subspecies: alba
Author: Bence Mate
Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Added to IBC: 31 May 2014 - 10:37
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...they have a fish in their beak. With their fast reflexes the Great White Egrets snatch the food from them. The Grey Herons have absolutely no chance in this struggle.Third Prize HBW World Bird Photo Contest 2014.

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Citation

Bence Mate, IBC1057778. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1057778.

Extended version
Bence Mate, IBC1057778. Photo of Great White Egret Ardea alba at Kiskunság National Park, Hungary. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1057778.

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