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November 27, 2014

Herons provide inspiration for carnival costumes

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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:15 am | Updated: 11:24 am, Fri Feb 21, 2014.

With Mardi Gras starting, we can take a cue from nature about costumes. The plumes of this Great Egret — a.k.a. White Heron — make for stunning, swooshing ball-room trail effects quite useful in courtship to show just how magnificent a bird is to prospective mates.

Herons have a metro-sexual approach to clothing as both male and females enjoy the occasional shake of plumage, something similar to a flick of the gown to show a glimpse of leg.