Herons (Ardeidae)

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) - HBW 1, p. 409

French: Aigrette roussâtre German: Rötelreiher Spanish: Garceta Rojiza

Taxonomy: Ardea rufescens Gmelin, 1789, Louisiana.
Occasionally placed in monotypic genus Dichromanassa. White morph formerly considered separate species, Peale's Egret (A. pealii). Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rufescens (Gmelin, 1789) - S USA and E Mexico through West Indies to N Colombia and N Venezuela.
  • dickeyi (van Rossem, 1926) - W Mexico.

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