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Reddish Egret

Adult reddish egret intermediate color phase. Notice white face and some white wing feathers as seen with wings folded. Feathers under wings mostly white as seen in other photos. According to Sibley, Gulf of Mexico birds are 93-98% dark phase with remaining birds mostly white phase together with a few intermediates such as this.
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Reddish egret intermediate color phase
Adult reddish egret intermediate color phase. Notice white face and some white wing feathers as seen with wings folded. Feathers under wings mostly white as seen in other photos. According to Sibley, Gulf of Mexico birds are 93-98% dark phase with remaining birds mostly white phase together with a few intermediates such as this.

Filename: _L0P1061 Reddish-egret-intermediate.JPG
From gallery: Reddish Egret
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Date: 28 Jun 2009
Location: Rockport Texas
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