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Reddish Egret

Egretta rufescens ORDER: PELECANIFORMES FAMILY: ARDEIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened

A medium to large heron of shallow salt water, the Reddish Egret comes in a dark and a white form. It is a very active forager, often seen running, jumping, and spinning in its pursuit of fish.

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Calls

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  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Quiet away from breeding colony. Soft groan and grunt.

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