Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)

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Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr


The Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) is a medium-sized heron. It is a resident breeder in Central America, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Gulf Coast of the United States, and Mexico. There is post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range. In the past, this bird was a victim of the plume trade.


According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, there are only 1,500 to 2,000 nesting pairs of reddish egrets in the United States — and most of these are in Texas. They are classified as "threatened" in Texas and receive special protection.


Source: Reddish egret - Wikipedia


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Wow, never seen one. Thanks for the details, interesting and beautiful.
 

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