Egret, Western Cattle


Name: Egret, Western Cattle

Scientific name: Bubulacus ibis

Type: Egrets and Herons

Color: White,Yellow

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 50cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant


A small, white meadow-dwelling heron, usually seen in flocks, and frequently associates with cattle. It differs from Little Egret by stockier build, shorter pale bill, neck and legs, extended "jowl" under bill and faster flight. Also in breeding season orange-buff wash on crown, back and breast, and reddish bill. Usually seen feeding in flocks or flying in groups to and from roost sites.