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Cattle Egret

(Bubulcus ibis)
German name(s): "Kuhreiher"
Size: 48-53 cm; wing span 88-96 cm
Weight: 270-510 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Cattle Egret at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "ibis"

ADULT

NON-BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a Cattle Egret in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

Near-frontal view of a Cattle Egret in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

Lateral view of a Cattle Egret in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

Lateral view of a Cattle Egret in non-breeding plumage, here with its neck kinked (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)

Lateral view of a Cattle Egret in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a Cattle Egret in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

Race "coromandus"

Race "coromandus" is described in detail on our Australian page.

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

categrt_20171124_3.m4a coromanda
(NW NSW)
Warning calls © MD
categrt_20171124_5.m4a coromanda
(NW NSW)
Squabbling © MD
categrt_20171124.m4a coromanda
(NW NSW)
Squabbling © MD
categrt_20171124_2.m4a coromanda
(NW NSW)
Various (breeding colony) © MD
categrt_20171124_6.m4a coromanda
(NW NSW)
? © MD
categrt_20171124_7.m4a coromanda
(NW NSW)
? © MD

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