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Reddish Egret

Egretta rufescens


Reddish Egret is a medium to large heron (~70 to 80 cm). It hunts/forages in shallow, salt water. Unlike some other herons that stand still to hunt, it is often seen running and chasing its prey. It comes in a dark morph and white morph.




Spotted at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

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Sanibel, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 2, 2012
Submitted on Apr 3, 2013

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