Yuba County, California, US
Cattle Egret picking insects off a cow.
Riverside County, California, US
Left to right: Great Egret, Western Gull, Snowy Egret, Cattle Egret.
Cattle Egret, with what looks like a house mouse (Mus musculus) in the first photo, which it had just captured in beach-side vegetation and was about to swallow. Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
It was common to see 10-15 standing in a field, many times we saw them with cattle.
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) tend to gather for a break mid morning. Notice anything unusual? Neither did we till going through the pictures later!
Imperial County, California, US
Double-crested Cormorants and Cattle Egrets
08/08/2013, 5:27 PM
Canon EOS 7D, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, 400mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 160 (auto), Exp comp 0
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...