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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reddish_egret

Location: https://houstonaudubon.org/sanctuaries/bolivar-flats/about-bolivar-flats.html
 

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