Great Egret (Ardea alba), Havell plate no. 386
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[crossed out]: "No 69. Plate 341."; at lower left of center: "Great White Heron male Spring Dress. -- / Ardea alba -- L."; at lower right of center[partially erased]: "76 pl 386"
Male, breeding plumage. A Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), was inserted into Havell plate no. 386, Great Egret, from a watercolor vignette in the lower left corner of 1863.17.372, Swainson's Hawk.
Protected by wildlife conservation laws passed earlier this century.