Birds of Venezuela BETA

    PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae (Herons, Bitterns)  
Genus: Egretta (4 species, 13 worldwide)

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA  

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) Immature
Shark Valley - Everglades National Park, Florida, USA  

Reddish Egret
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens rufescens) Near Threatened
Curry Hammock State Park, Florida,  

Reddish Egret
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) Near Threatened
Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA
  White morph.

A large egret often seen 'dancing' when hunting for fish. Note salt water habitat.

Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Paracas, Peru  

A small heron with yellow on feet and back of legs, often found near fresh or salt water. Same size as very different Cattle Egret.
Additional photo.
A stick nest above an area with alligators. Herons and egrets choose these locations to detract predators like racoons.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor ruficollis)
Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Florida, USA
  A medium-sized heron shown here in full breeding plumage.


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