Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Bird #11:Cattle Egret

Common Name:
Cattle Egret
Scientific Name: Bubulcus ibis
Description:  18 – 25 inches; bill yellow; plumage white; legs yellow. Breeding: orange-buff plumes; pinkish reddish legs, eyes and bill. Juvenile: bill and legs black
Habitat: fields, pastures; close to livestock, roost and nest around water.
Statue: Resident breeder – our most numerous and obvious heron