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Reddish Egret Identification

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Adult Description

  • Medium to large heron.
  • Bill pink at base, black at tip.
  • Dark phase all dark gray with a reddish neck.
  • White form all white with two-toned bill and dark grey legs.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but dark phase paler and more washed out.
Relative Size

Relative Sizegoose or largergoose-sized or larger
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 27.6-31.5 in (70-80 cm)
    • Weight: 24.7-30.0 oz (700-850 g)
    • Wingspan: 45.3-46.5 in (115-118 cm)

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