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Cattle Egrets

Bubulcus ibis

About the Cattle Egrets

Cattle egrets are a species of heron; they are mainly covered in white feathers and have a yellow beak.

Habitat and Distribution

Cattle egrets are mainly found in grassy areas such as meadows, savannahs, parks and rice fields in southern Europe, Africa, south-east Asia, Australasia, North America and South America.

Family Information

They live in groups of anything from ten birds upwards. In Africa, they can be found in breeding groups of up to 10,000 pairs. Cattle egrets lay up to six eggs at a time. The chicks leave the nest three weeks after hatching and can fly about two weeks later.

Conservation Status: Common

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