21 specimens (All in one flock)
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Cattle Egrets going to roost
This shows the numbers of egrets nesting on this small island, In this photo most are cattle egrets but it is a mix as Great, Snowy and Little Blue Herons have been present in past few years, In 2015 the numbers are relatively small with perhaps 100 total birds present.
The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus, although some authorities regard its two subspecies as full species, the Western Cattle Egret and the Eastern Cattle Egret. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta, it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea. Originally native to...