The Many Species of Birds - Photography by Donald Pash
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The Great Egret

I captured this Great Egret standing on one leg by a small creek in San Diego. Ther are various theories on why birds hold one leg tucked up. The seemingly most convincing and best-proved argument is that birds stand on one leg to conserve body heat.​

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