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Cattle egret

Cattle egret

Cattle egret

Bubulcus ibis

Family

Ardeidae

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Range

Worldwide, except Antarctica

Habitat

Pastures, fields often near cattle or other hoofstock animals

Highlights

Cattle egret are found on six of the seven continents. Some populations are migratory, while others are sedentary. However, individuals are prone to wander, sometimes in excess of 2,000 kilometers.

Cattle egret are found on six of the seven continents. Some populations are migratory, while others are sedentary. However, individuals are prone to wander, sometimes in excess of 2,000 kilometers. They belong to the heron family and are small and compact with relatively short legs and a short thick neck. stalk insects and other small. Cattle egret usually forage in flocks in dry, grassy fields. Threats: Large colonies nesting in urban areas are perceived as a public nuisance and may be persecuted. Wetland degradation and destruction such as lake draining for irrigation and hydroelectric power production.

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