A large wading bird is called a great egret. The great egret also known as the common egret, large egret or (in the Old World) great white egret or great white heron is a large, widely distributed egret, with four subspecies found in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and southern Europe.
They are distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world. It builds tree nests in colonies close to water. It has a slow flight, with its neck retracted. The great egret walks with its neck extended and wings held close. The great egret is not normally a vocal bird.