Birds Living II by Richard Stade - RStade
<em>Birds Living II</em> by Richard Stade
Cattle Egret – Male in breeding plumage fleeing
April – Texas
L=20” ...... WS=36” ....... WT= 12 oz Order:
(Herons, Ibises, Storks, New World Vultures, Allies) Family:
(Herons, Egrets, Bitterns)
Cattle Egrets are unique among North American herons, bitterns and egrets in that they commonly forage alongside grazing cattle or behind farm equipment, both of which stir up insects. They are frequently seen standing on the backs of the grazing animals, which display little hostility to the egrets.