Little Egret Egretta garzetta (Linnaeus, 1766)Reviewable (MD/DCRC)    Synonyms: LIEG.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Pelecaniformes   >   Family Ardeidae   >   Genus Egretta   

Status:

Very rare vagrant to the U.S. Pending MD/DCRC acceptance, Maryland's long-awaited first Little Egret was found by Mikey Lutmerding at North Beach marsh on 7/25/2021 (eBird checklist).

Description:

The Old World counterpart to our Snowy Egret. Compare Snowy Egret and immature Little Blue Heron, which are separated by subtle structural and plumage details.

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Maryland first record of Little Egret (right) with Snowy Egret (left) - Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/25/2021). (c) Mikey Lutmerding, all rights reserved. Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Maryland first record of Little Egret - Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/25/2021). (c) Mikey Lutmerding, all rights reserved. Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Maryland first record of Little Egret - Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/25/2021). (c) Mikey Lutmerding, all rights reserved. Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Maryland first record of Little Egret - Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/25/2021). (c) Mikey Lutmerding, all rights reserved. Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Maryland first record of Little Egret - Calvert Co., Maryland (7/25/2021). (c) Mikey Lutmerding, all rights reserved. Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Little Egret in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/25/2021). First state record found by Mikey Lutmerding. (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Little Egret in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/25/2021). First state record found by Mikey Lutmerding. (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Little Egret in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/25/2021). First state record found by Mikey Lutmerding. (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Little Egret in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/25/2021). First state record found by Mikey Lutmerding. (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Maryland first record of Little Egret - Calvert Co., Maryland (7/25/2021). (c) Mikey Lutmerding, all rights reserved. Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)


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