Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

Size: Up to 96 cm tall
Habitat: Grassy habitats
Feeding: Insects and worms

The Great White Egret is similar to the Great White Egret, but smaller. It is often found with cattle or other grazing animals, hence the name.

Its plummage is all white and it has a yellow beak. It differs from the Great White with its yellow/grey legs. During the breeding season the crown and chest are washed in yellow.

The sexes are similar.

This photo was taken in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya.








« Back


Click on any of the photographs on this site to see a larger image.

Photo Galleries

Most Viewed