Great Egret Ardea alba Linnaeus, 1758S3S4B (State watchlist breeder)    Synonyms: American Egret, Ardea alba egretta, Ardea alba modesta, GREG.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Pelecaniformes   >   Family Ardeidae   >   Genus Ardea   

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Feeds on a wide variety of aquatic prey including fishes, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. Prey species documented here include Bluegill and other fishes.

There are 453 records in the project database.

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A Great Egret hunts in the shallows on Assateague Island, Maryland (10/12/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)(More of this species)

A Great Egret in Howard Co., Maryland (4/5/2015). Photo by Jeff Culler. (MBP list)

A Great Egret in Harford Co., Maryland (11/8/2016). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Great Egret in Charles Co., Maryland (10/3/2016). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

A Great Egret in full breeding plumage near Hunter's Creek, Florida (3/5/2010). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

A Great Egret chick near Hunter's Creek, Florida (3/20/2010). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

A Great Egret in Charles Co., Maryland (10/3/2016). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

A Great Egret in Calvert Co., Maryland (9/13/2015). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Great Egret in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/16/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Great Egret in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/19/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Great Egret with Bluegill prey in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/6/2021). (c) dtread1, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by dtread1 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Great Egret in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/12/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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