The Cattle egret – Bubulcus ibis is a small cosmopolitan species of the heron wading-birds Family Ardeidae and of the Order Pelecaniformes. It is widely and commonly distributed around the warmer parts of the world. In the AWB Region it is found as a summer breeder in the South Caucasus, S Levant, Egypt, coastal Maghreb and Western Sahara states. It is resident in parts of Turkey, S Caspian Sea coast, the coastal areas around the head of the Arabian Gulf, S Levant, the coastal Maghreb states and Western Sahara, E Egypt, and coastal SW Yemen. It is resident across all of s s Africa, S from the southern end of the Sahel states.
Type - wading-bird - colonial breeder, Summer Habitat - wetlands with adjacent nesting trees, nests on a platform of sticks, Resident Habitat - open grassland, less water dependent than typical herons, often around grazing animals,
Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Ardeidae Genus: Bubulcus
Species - Bubulcus ibis Cattle egret - Species - ebird.org Cattle egret - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Cattle egret - Species - nzbirdsonline.org.nz Cattle egret - Natureworks - nhpbs.org Cattle egret - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
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