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Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

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The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus, although some authorities regard its two subspecies as full species, the Western Cattle Egret and the Eastern Cattle Egret. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta, it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea. Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, it has undergone a rapid expansion in its distribution and successfully colonised much of the rest of the world.

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Comments


28 Dec 2012 3:07AM
This is a beautiful shot - great focus, wonderful color and contrast.

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Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
28 Dec 2012 4:03AM
What a beautiful and graceful bird this is !! excellent photo Smile
CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
28 Dec 2012 6:07AM
A fine bird, well spotted and captured. Carol
footloose 5 1 England
28 Dec 2012 10:10AM
Great shot,

Dennis
28 Dec 2012 10:58AM
Gorgeous image. Well captured.
28 Dec 2012 1:12PM
A lovely detailed bird with some pretty purple flowers in the f/g.......Sandy

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