In mangroves on the edge of the Conkouati Lagoon
Género/Especie: Bubulcus ibis
Nombre Común: Garza ganadera
Headed south today through continual rain. Bunch of these stacked up on wood piles.
05 Nov 2012.
Newtown, Bucks Co, PA.
These little guys are quite uncommon in Bucks County.
First reported by Barbara and Philip Stollsteimer.
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...