Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) - HBW 1, p. 409
French: Aigrette roussâtre
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.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
VideosSee all 34 videos
A "White Morph" foraging for small fish in a tidal pool and joined by the smaller Snowy Egret. Locality Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp rufescens)
Don DesJardin 27 April 2015 25 weeks ago 36 sec 5
A sub adult shown employing a foraging method termed "canopy feeding" by running energetically spreading its wings to cast glare Locality Bolsa Chica Wetlands Reserve, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 21 October 2012 3 years ago 34 sec 4.9
A dark morph bird running in the water for fishing Locality Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, USA (United States) (ssp dickeyi)
Paul Clarke 2 November 2007 7 years ago 1 min 4.7
A bird of the white morph foraging by disturbing prey with one foot. Locality Zapata Peninsula, Matanzas Province, Cuba (ssp rufescens)
Josep del Hoyo 1 August 2004 10 years ago 46 sec 4.7
A bird of the white morph on a dried saltpan and going to the water to feed. Locality Zapata Peninsula, Matanzas Province, Cuba (ssp rufescens)
Josep del Hoyo 1 August 2004 10 years ago 21 sec 4.7
A bird of the white morph using its open wings while foraging. Locality Zapata Peninsula, Matanzas Province, Cuba (ssp rufescens)
Josep del Hoyo 1 August 2004 10 years ago 28 sec 4.6
PhotosSee all 65 photos
Reddish Egret, bust
Locality Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA (United States)
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 11 August 2015 13 weeks ago 5
Locality Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp rufescens)
Fran Trabalon 1 January 2013 1 year ago 4.7
white phase form.
Locality Palm Beach, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Antonio Silveira 15 November 2012 1 year ago 4.5
A bird resting on the beach
Locality Florida, USA (United States)
sophiebuck 11 December 2012 2 years ago 4.5
Adult bird perched on a thatched roof near the beach
Locality Tabasco State, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 28 April 2013 2 years ago 4.4
An adult specimen at sea shore
Locality El Supí, Paraguaná Peninsula, Falcón State, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 24 June 2009 2 years ago 4.3
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