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/sanctuari...var-flats.html