Reddish Egret

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Reddish Egret

The Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) lives in winters in Central and South America. It is found in coastal areas, like salt ponds, tidal flats, and mangroves. Matures are 76 cm (30 inches) in height and 500 g in weight.

Adults are flesh-colored, and they have two phases. In the dark phase its body is gray, and its head and neck are cinnamon to dull rufous. In the white phase its plumage is entirely white, and its legs blackish. It eats small fishes.

Common Name: Reddish Egret
Scientific Name: Egretta rufescens
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