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 Post subject: Egret: Cattle
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:35 pm 
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The veld at Addo is looking so good that the Herons and egrets are everywhere eating locusts amongst the flowers!

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Bubulcus ibis

Habits: Highly greagrious birds feeding on insects disturbed by grazing mammals in grasslands. Often seen on mammals' backs. Sometimes fishes in shallow water. Large flocks gather in evenings around shorelines of damsand pans to drink before roosting. Flies in V-formation to and from roosts. They roost in great numbers in tres or reedbeds. May fly low in high wind.
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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And then What about this one? Little egret?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Yellow bill, dark grey feet.

I would go with non breeding Cattle Egret.

Little Egret has a dark bill and yellow feet.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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The red'ish eye also points to Cattle Egret for me.

The Yellow-Billed Egret is much bigger and the upper legs seems to a shade of yellow contrasting to the much darker rest of the leg. It also has a much longer neck.

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi guys,

Sorry to spam you, but reach the addo part of our trip. So again some ID's?

4. Initially I thought it was a white stork. However the white stork has black tail feathers....

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Basde-vos - welcome to the forum.

I think your birds are the following:

4. Cattle Egret

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I agree with all of them dave :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: My Favourite Bird Pics
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Hi everyone

Today I have a Cattle Egret in breeding plumage

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 Post subject: Ex-Identification Help - General Birds
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Help please!!!

Seen at Nhlanganini Dam Oct 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Looks like a cattle egret to me, Val.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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It is a Juv. Cattle Egret. Not quite got the yellow crown and nape or legs.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks Arks and Maxwell. :thumbs_up:
I hoped it was, but couldn't be sure!!!! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Egret: Cattle
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The Bluegum and Pine trees in my home village in the Eastern Cape are inundated with various egrets, ibis's and herons, slowly destroying the trees. Here is a cattle egret in its breeding plumage, and further down, a breeding pair. Both slightly cropped, but straight from the camera (no colour enhancement !!)

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