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Reddish Egret

Silhouette HeronsHerons
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescens
  • ORDER: Pelecaniformes
  • FAMILY: Ardeidae

Basic Description

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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Other Names

  • Garceta Rojiza (Spanish)
  • Aigrette roussâtre (French)

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