Ardeidae - Compass Rose

Reddish Egret -- Dark Morph

Egretta rufescens
--- Florida resident
--- a near threatened species
--- fewer than 2,000 nesting pairs in the United States

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Brevard County, Florida

29 December 2011

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