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A Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) takes flight as mate watches from nest

The remarkable range expansion of the Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) represents one of the great avian success stories. Unknown in North America prior to 1952, it...
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The remarkable range expansion of the Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) represents one of the great avian success stories. Unknown in North America prior to 1952, it is now abundant over much of the continent. It started its expansion from Africa in the 1870’s. Unlike other herons and egrets, this species typically feeds in dry fields, often following cattle and waiting for them to flush insects.
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Cookies4U January 31, 2018
I love this!
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tonybruguiere February 02, 2018
Thank you very much! This rookery is only a couple of miles from the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio.
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dinahumphreys January 31, 2018
WOW!
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tonybruguiere February 02, 2018
Thank you very much, Dina.There were five species nesting in this rookery, but Cattle Egrets weree by far the most numerous.
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lekahuie December 07, 2018
Great Great :))
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keepclicking December 08, 2018
Stunning photograph

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