Friday, April 24, 2015

Cattle Egret

Cattle egret.
In stalker pose
I creep up on you
Ready for a meal

It is a white bird adorned with buff plumes in the breeding season. It nests in colonies, usually near bodies 
of water and often with other wading birds. The nest is a platform of sticks in trees or shrubs. Cattle egrets exploit drier and open habitats more than other heron species. Their feeding habitats include seasonally inundated grasslands, pastures, farmlands, wetlands and rice paddies. They often accompany cattle or other large mammals, catching insect and small vertebrate prey disturbed by these animals. Some populations of the cattle egret are migratory and others show post-breeding dispersal. ~ Bernard

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