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    Reddish Egret

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    Reddish Egret

    Egretta 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
    • Garza Rojiza (Spanish)
    • Aigrette rouss√Ętre (French)