TITLE

Egret

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Egret, a heron that bears long plumes during the mating season. Both males and females bear the plumes, called aigrettes. The plumes were once greatly sought by hat makers, and egrets were ruthlessly slaughtered by plume hunters. Most countries now have laws protecting these birds.
ACCESSION #
37310028

 

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