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Is this really a Reddish Egret white morph?

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Photo taken 01Jan2009 at Gilbert Water Ranch, Gilbert, Arizona.

I see gray legs with dark but not black feet.

Does the bill say this is just a Great Egret?

 

 

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This is a Cattle Egret in its winter plumage. Note the short orange bill, and dark legs and feet, which is the color they change to in the winter. The reason some of its legs might be lighter is probably due to it changing leg color at that moment. 

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14 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

This is a Cattle Egret in its winter plumage. Note the short orange bill, and dark legs and feet, which is the color they change to in the winter. The reason some of its legs might be lighter is probably due to it changing leg color at that moment. 

Yep, the profile is distinctive

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