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Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Cattle Egret, Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, California
Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
CATTLE EGRET FACTSDescription
The Cattle Egret is a small white egret. During he breeding season it has long, buff reddish feathers on the crown, chest, and back. At the peak of the breeding season the bill, legs, and eyes are red. During the non-breeding season, the feathers are white some shorter buff feathers on the head, chest, and back. The legs are yellow-green and eyes are dark yellow.
45cm - 55cm
grasslands, woodlands and wetlands, pastures.
grasshoppers, other invertebrates, frogs
shallow platform nests are made in wetland areas in trees and bushes. Lays one to nine light blue eggs.
southern Canada, United States, Mexico and most of South America. Winters in in southern California, southern Texas, Florida, and southwards throughout Mexico.