Cattle Egrets

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The cattle egret (bubulcus ibis) can be found in grassy fields, pastures and savannahs around the world in tropical and subtropical climates. Originally from Africa and Asia, it made its way to northeastern South America in 1877 and spread throughout the Americas from there. They can be found as far north in North American as Alaska and Newfoundland and as far south in South America as Argentina. You will see them in Central America and the caribbean also.

Cattle Egret

This adult cattle egret with breeding plumage was in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida

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Shy Retreat BW

Uncomfortable with the nearness of people, this cattle egret retreats to the other side of a horse pen in eastern Sumter County, Florida in August of 2016.

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Shy Retreat

Uncomfortable with the nearness of people, this cattle egret retreats to the other side of a horse pen in eastern Sumter County, Florida in August of 2016.

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A Short Flight

This cattle egret takes a quick flight across a pasture in southeastern Pasco County, Florida near Crystal Springs on a warm July 3, 2016 summer day hoping to find a spot with more insects.

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Group Hunt

Cattle egrets search a pasture in southeastern Pasco County, Florida near Crytal Springs on a warm July 2, 2016 summer day.

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Second Flight

This cattle egret in a pasture near Crystal Springs, Florida in southeastern Pasco County takes off in search for insects to complete its lunch on a July 3, 2016 summer day.

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Pest Control

This cattle egret in a pasture near Crystal Springs, Florida in southeastern Pasco County downs a large grasshopper on a July 3, 2016 summer day.

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Grasshopper Dinner

This cattle egret in a pasture near Crystal Springs, Florida in southeastern Pasco County found a large grasshopper to eat on a July 3, 2016 summer day.

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A Short Flight BW

This cattle egret takes a quick flight across a pasture in southeastern Pasco County, Florida near Crystal Springs on a warm July 3, 2016 summer day hoping to find a spot with more insects.

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Skewed Landing

This cattle egret in a pasture near Crystal Springs, Florida in southeastern Pasco County came in for a landing while searching for insects on a July 3, 2016 summer day.

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Group Hunt BW

Cattle egrets search a pasture in southeastern Pasco County, Florida near Crytal Springs on a warm July 2, 2016 summer day.

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To Greener Pastures BW

This cattle egret in a pasture near Crystal Springs, Florida in southeastern Pasco County took flight searching for insects on a July 3, 2016 summer day.

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