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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.
It is a stocky bird with a short, thick neck and short yellow legs. Their yellow bill is shorter and thicker than that of other herons and egrets. They are all white except during breeding season when They have yellowish orange plumes on the top of their heads, and some on their chest and back. The smallest of the egrets it measures from 18" to 22" in length with a wingspan between 34.6" and 37.8."
Title: A Little To The Left
Title: To Greener Pastures
Title: A Gentle Ride
The juvenile cattle egrets can be distinguided by their dark legs and bill.
They typically forage for insects and small animals at the feet of grazing animals like cattle, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, etc.. or ride on their backs looking for insects and parasites. They have been known to fly for miles toward the front of a fire in grasslands to feed on the fleeing insects and small animals. They are opportunistic feeders.
Title: Group Hunt BW
Title: Skewed Landing
Title: A Short Flight BW
Title: To Greener Pastures BW
Title: Second Flight
Title: Shy Retreat
Title: Grasshopper Dinner
Title: Pest Control
Title: Group Hunt
Title: A Short Flight
Title: Shy Retreat BW
Title: Cattle Egret
Title: That Last Mushroom
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