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Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ballona Lagoon, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.5W, elev=2' MAP
Date: September 23, 2013
ID : B13K4591 [4896 x 3264]

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Reddish Egret Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ballona Lagoon, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.5W, elev=2' MAP
Date: September 23, 2013
ID : B13K4571 [4896 x 3264]

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Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ballona Lagoon, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.5W, elev=2' MAP
Date: September 23, 2013
ID : B13K4587 [4896 x 3264]

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Reddish Egret Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ballona Lagoon, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.5W, elev=2' MAP
Date: September 23, 2013
ID : B13K4605 [4896 x 3264]

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Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ballona Lagoon, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.5W, elev=2' MAP
Date: September 23, 2013
ID : B13K4582 [4896 x 3264]

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Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ballona Lagoon, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.5W, elev=2' MAP
Date: September 23, 2013
ID : B13K4600 [4896 x 3264]

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Reddish Egret Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ballona Lagoon, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.5W, elev=2' MAP
Date: September 23, 2013
ID : B13K4561 [4896 x 3264]

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Reddish Egret Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Huntington Beach (Bolsa Chica Lagoon), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.1W, elev=27' MAP
Date: October 31, 2010
ID : 7C2V3534 [3888 x 2592]

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Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Huntington Beach (Bolsa Chica Lagoon), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.1W, elev=27' MAP
Date: October 31, 2010
ID : 7C2V3494 [3888 x 2592]

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Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Huntington Beach (Bolsa Chica Lagoon), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.1W, elev=27' MAP
Date: October 31, 2010
ID : 7C2V3510 [3888 x 2592]

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Reddish Egret Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Huntington Beach (Bolsa Chica Lagoon), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.1W, elev=27' MAP
Date: October 31, 2010
ID : 7C2V3511 [3888 x 2592]

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Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Huntington Beach (Bolsa Chica Lagoon), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.1W, elev=27' MAP
Date: October 31, 2010
ID : 7C2V3527 [3888 x 2592]

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Reddish Egret Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Bolivar Flats, TX
GPS: 29.4N, -94.7W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 28, 2009
ID : 7C2V2470 [3888 x 2592]

Reddish Egret Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Bolivar Flats, TX
GPS: 29.4N, -94.7W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 28, 2009
ID : 7C2V2451 [3888 x 2592]

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Reddish Egret Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Bolivar Flats, TX
GPS: 29.4N, -94.7W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 28, 2009
ID : 7C2V2441 [3888 x 2592]

Reddish Egret Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Bolivar Flats, TX
GPS: 29.4N, -94.7W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 28, 2009
ID : 7C2V2454 [3888 x 2592]

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Reddish Egret Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Bolivar Flats, TX
GPS: 29.4N, -94.7W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 28, 2009
ID : 7C2V2455 [3888 x 2592]

Reddish Egret Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Bolivar Flats, TX
GPS: 29.4N, -94.7W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 28, 2009
ID : 7C2V2459 [3888 x 2592]

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Reddish Egret Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Bolivar Flats, TX
GPS: 29.4N, -94.7W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 28, 2009
ID : 7C2V2255 [3888 x 2592]

Reddish Egret Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Bolivar Flats, TX
GPS: 29.4N, -94.7W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 28, 2009
ID : 7C2V2232 [3888 x 2592]

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Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Bolivar Flats, TX
GPS: 29.4N, -94.7W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 28, 2009
ID : 7C2V2370 [3888 x 2592]

Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Bolivar Flats, TX
GPS: 29.4N, -94.7W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 28, 2009
ID : 7C2V2372 [3888 x 2592]

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Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Bolivar Flats, TX
GPS: 29.4N, -94.7W, elev=1' MAP
Date: August 28, 2009
ID : 7C2V2406 [3888 x 2592]

Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Silver Strand, San Diego, CA
GPS: 32.6N, -117.1W, elev=3' MAP
Date: September 16, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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Reddish Egret Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Silver Strand, San Diego, CA
GPS: 32.6N, -117.1W, elev=3' MAP
Date: September 16, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Silver Strand, San Diego, CA
GPS: 32.6N, -117.1W, elev=3' MAP
Date: September 16, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Silver Strand, San Diego, CA
GPS: 32.6N, -117.1W, elev=3' MAP
Date: September 16, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Silver Strand, San Diego, CA
GPS: 32.6N, -117.1W, elev=3' MAP
Date: September 16, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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Reddish Egret Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Punta Sur, Isla de Cozumel, Mexico
GPS: 20.3N, -87.0W, elev=4' MAP
Date: October 24, 2008
ID : 7C2V1453 [3888 x 2592]

Reddish Egret Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Punta Sur, Isla de Cozumel, Mexico
GPS: 20.3N, -87.0W, elev=4' MAP
Date: October 24, 2008
ID : 7C2V1456 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) is a small heron. It is a resident breeder in Central America, the Caribbean and the southern USA in the Gulf states and California. There is post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range.

Reddish Egret's breeding habitat is tropical swamps. It nests in colonies, often with other herons, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. 3-7 bluish-green eggs are laid.

This species is about 65cm long, with a 115cm wingspan. It is a medium-sized, long-legged, long-necked heron with a long pointed pinkish bill with a black tip. The legs and feet are bluish-black. The sexes are similar, but there are two colour morphs. The adult dark morph has a slate blue body and reddish head and neck with shaggy plumes. The adult white morph has completely white body plumage. Young birds have a brown body, head, and neck. During mating, the males plumage stands out in a ruff on its head, neck and back. These egrets have a wide range of squawks and croaks.

Reddish Egret stalks its prey in shallow water far more actively that other herons and egrets. It frequently runs energetically and uses the shadow of its wings as to drive prey before it; the result is a fascinating, graceful dance. It eats fish, frogs, crustaceans, and insects.



                                     




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