Little EgretEgretta garzetta

adult, breeding
Greg Lasley/VIREO
adult, nonbreeding
Arthur Morris/VIREO
adult
Hanne & Jens Eriksen/VIREO

Description

This Old World counterpart to our Snowy Egret was formerly only an accidental visitor to North America, with only one record before 1980. Since 1980 it has been recorded several times along our Atlantic Coast during the warmer months. These strays probably make the crossing from West Africa to the Caribbean, and then migrate north on our side of the Atlantic.

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