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Cattle Egret

(Bubulcus ibis)

Small, stocky white heron with large, rounded head, Breeding adult is adorned by orange-buffed plumes on crown, back and foreneck. Often seen among livestock in pastures and fields, feeding on insects stirred up by hooves or tractors; also picks insects off animals’ backs. In flight resembles Snowy Egret but is smaller.

Author: Karney, Lee/USFWS

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15th September 2015
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