Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

Order

PELECANIFORMES

Family

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)

Code 4

CAEG

Code 6

BUBIBI

ITIS

HEAD

Cattle Egret Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Straw yellow to almost white; iris becomes pink-scarlet to orange during egg-laying.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Crested or plumed, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Pale orange-brown.
  • Forehead Color: White and pale orange-brown.
  • Nape Color: Buff-orange
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Cattle Egret Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 48-53 cm (19-21 in)
  • Weight: 510 g (17.98 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White, with buff-orange patch on breast.
  • Upperparts: White with buff-orange patch on rump.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Cattle Egret Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 91-97 cm (36-38 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings, Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow-orange
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