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Reddish Egret (White-Morph)

Egretta rufescens

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AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

There is a large population of white-morph reddish egrets on the coast of extreme south TX, and they are white year round (doesn't mean nonbreeding as indicated below)

FelixO
FelixO 6 years ago

Thank you :)

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 6 years ago

Yeah it can be a bit tricky with the herons/egrets. Nice spotting by the way! :)

FelixO
FelixO 6 years ago

Great! that was what i was thinking! I thought it was a Great Egret when i took the photo but the darker bill made me question it. i noticed the Reddish Egret in my field guide, but i just wasn't too sure.

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 6 years ago

I think this is a white morph Reddish Egret (nonbreeding) which is why it has a darker lore. Actually it is interesting because breeding season should still be going on for Reddish Egrets.It may not be breeding yet. I don't think it is a Little Egret due to it being uncommon and the lighter color extends far on the bill.

FelixO
Spotted by
FelixO

Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 13, 2014
Submitted on Jun 16, 2014

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