The Reddish Egret is a medium-sized species in the heron and egret family. They are found in coastal areas across much of Central America, along the Gulf Coast of the United States, and on islands in the Caribbean.
Reddish Egrets are very active hunters. They feed in shallow salt water, hunting prey items by running, swooping, jumping, and turning around while pursuing prey items, which are typically fish.
Reddish Egrets have two color morphs. Dark birds have dark grey bodies with a reddish neck. The light morph has a mostly white plumage. Both types have pink at the base of the bill with a black tip.