© HJ Ruiz – Avian101
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ANSWER TO SUNDAY QUIZ
Can you ID this bird?
ANSWER: Snowy Egret
At one time, the beautiful plumes of the snowy egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for women’s hats. This reduced the population of the species to dangerously low levels.
Now protected in the United States by law, under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, this bird’s population has rebounded.
Special thanks to all who participated in this quiz! – HJ