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Reddish Egret extends its breeding range along the North American Atlantic coast into South Carolina

Waterbirds

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DOI: 10.1675/1524-4695(2005)28[525:REEIBR]2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

We report the northernmost breeding record of the Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) along the North American Atlantic Coast. Nesting activity was first seen in late May 2004, and on 6 July 2004 a nest was discovered with two young chicks on Marsh Island, a barrier island located within Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina, USA. Reddish Egret nestlings were last observed within 1 m of the nest on 30 July 2004. This represents a northward extension of ca. 450 km in the breeding range of this species and, for the U.S. Atlantic Coast, the only recorded instance of nesting north of Florida.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Reddish Egret extends its breeding range along the North American Atlantic coast into South Carolina
Series title:
Waterbirds
DOI:
10.1675/1524-4695(2005)28[525:REEIBR]2.0.CO;2
Volume
28
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Waterbirds
First page:
525
Last page:
526
Number of Pages:
2