Friday, January 29, 2021

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Cattle Egret
 






















Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics, and warm-temperate zones.It has a relatively short, thick neck, a sturdy bill, and a hunched posture. The nonbreeding adult has mainly white plumage, a yellow bill, and greyish-yellow legs.This heron bird has yellow plumes on its head and neck during breeding season. Size 48-53 cm.

Habitat

Grassland,paddy field,canals and lakes.

Diet

Insects, grasshoppers, crickets, flies moths,spiders,frogs,lizards and earthworms.

Range

Bangladesh,India,Pakistan,Nepal,Bhutan,Sri Lanka and Maldives.

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Sources Of Information

Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6

Wikipedia

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