snowy heron


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Related to snowy heron: Egretta thula
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Noun1.Snowy heron - small New World egretsnowy heron - small New World egret    
egret - any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
Egretta, genus Egretta - small Old and New World herons
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Walcott has been familiar with Audubon's work since he was a teenager: one of the texts which introduced him to art and deeply influenced him, namely, Thomas Craven's A Treasury of Art Masterpieces--a book Walcott identifies as his personal 'museum' (Walcott 2009:78)--does contain reproductions of Audubon's work, including one of the "Snowy Heron or White Egret" (Craven 1939:451).
In "White Egrets," in fact, Walcott mentions directly only Audubon's "Snowy Egret or White Heron" (8) buthe swaps Audubon's (and Craven's) nomenclature: in The Birds of America, in fact, the bird was cataloged as Snowy Heron or White Egret (plate 242 (5)).
In 1899 Kyo^Oka met a geisha, whom he later married; stories such as Onna keizu (1907; "The Genealogy of Women"), Uta andon (1910; The Song of the Troubadour), Shirasagi (1909; "Snowy Heron"), and Sannin mekura hanashi (1912; A Tale of Three Who Were Blind) are idealized images of the geisha world.