Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens

Family: Ardeidae (Herons)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1

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Justification of Red List category
Despite its large range, this species occupies a restricted habitat and is patchily distributed. As a result, its population is likely small. The population trend however remains inconclusive, but moderate declines are suspected on the basis of ongoing threats. As such, the species is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 5000-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 6,670,000 km2

Country endemic: no

USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Egretta rufescens. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/reddish-egret-egretta-rufescens on 09/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 09/12/2023.