Red Lores View 1
When a snowy egret reaches its 2nd breeding season, the lores, bare patch in front of the eyes) will turn a bright red during the early part of the breeding season. This goes back to normal yellow once fighting is over and a mate has been selected.
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
UT Southwest Medical Center Rookery
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