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Reddish Egret
Egretta rufescens

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens).
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)


The Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) is natural to the Americas. Its distribution extends from the USA to El Salvador, also the Bahamas and Caribbean Islands.


Most of the population nests on the northern part of its distribution, then it displaces to winter on the southern areas.


Sea level.


Normally seen in the saltwater coasts and the brackish water marshes.


The nest is done on the ground. The clutch is two to seven eggs. Incubation takes about 25 days and it is done by both parents.


The diet consists of fish.


In length reaches from 66 to 76 cm. The weight is about 500 grams. The plumage has two phases: dark and light.


The Reddish Egret in Spanish is called “Garceta Rojiza”.

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