Cattle egrets travelling on the backs of the buffalo herd
fledgling on the ground out of the nest. not sure it could fly. It tried to fly but was only able to tilt forward on its face.
It ended up walking away.
The water buffalo with attendant egrets were in a paddock beside some paddy fields near the Pondok Kaladi guesthouse
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...