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Steven Mlodinow
5. by Steven Mlodinow on June 24, 2010 at 09:27 pm

Frequently observed stealing prey from White Ibis in Baja California Sur. This behavior, apparently, has not been observed elsewhere

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Citation: Personal Experience. I observe this regularly, highly confident.

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Identification from Little Egret:
Dark lores in non-breeding plumage in Little Egret.

Snowy Egret has shaggy plumes on head and nape, Little Egret has two long plumes only.

Bill size/shape difference are as noted in species account. I am unaware of any difference in head shape, other than that created by the plumes.

Birds with both shaggy plumes and one or two long plumes have been seen in e. Canada and USA, and these birds are thought to represent variation in Snowy Egret.

Little and Snowy Egrets have hybridized in Barbados.

by Steven Mlodinow on June 22, 2010 at 03:55 pm
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Has been known to hybridize in the wild with Little Blue Heron, and such hybrids (particularly immatures) might wreak havoc with identification.

by Steven Mlodinow on June 22, 2010 at 03:55 pm
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