Wild Florida Photo - Egretta rufescens

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Egretta rufescens


Florida native

Florida Species of Special Concern

Usually found singly in shallow salt water. Quite animated when fishing - running, jumping and spreading their wings to lure fish into the shade.
There are two distinct colorings of reddish egrets. The dark morph is more common. The white morph looks very similar to some of the other white birds of the heron family.

Egretta rufescens is a member of the Ardeidae - Herons & Bitterns family.

Other species of the Egretta genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Egretta caerulea - LITTLE BLUE HERON
  View  Egretta thula - SNOWY EGRET
  View  Egretta tricolor - TRICOLORED HERON

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Date record last modified:
Aug 07, 2016

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