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Reddish Egret (White-Morph)

Egretta rufescens

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AshleyT 8 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 8 years ago

Thank you :)

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 8 years ago

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

FelixO 8 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 8 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.

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Texas, USA

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

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