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Cattle egret - Bubulcus ibis Quite an interesting spotting. My first encounter with this very attractive but relatively rare bird in Bulgaria. It was recorded nesting in Bulgaria for the first time in 2011. The photo was taken on the territory of a fairly large colony of little egrets (Egretta garzetta) and Squacco herons (Ardeola ralloides), where we found 3 nests of the cattle egret. Ardeidae,Bubulcus ibis,Bulgaria,Cattle egret,Geotagged,Pelecaniformes,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Cattle egret - Bubulcus ibis

Quite an interesting spotting. My first encounter with this very attractive but relatively rare bird in Bulgaria. It was recorded nesting in Bulgaria for the first time in 2011. The photo was taken on the territory of a fairly large colony of little egrets (Egretta garzetta) and Squacco herons (Ardeola ralloides), where we found 3 nests of the cattle egret.

    comments (4)

  1. A gorgeous scene Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks, Niel! Posted 3 months ago
  2. Incredible photo! I had no idea that there are Cattle Egrets in Europe! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks, Wesley! Yes, in Europe they nest mainly in the southwestern part of the continent. Posted 3 months ago

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The cattle egret is a cosmopolitan species of heron found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. It is the only member of the monotypic genus ''Bubulcus'', although some authorities regard its two subspecies as full species, the western cattle egret and the eastern cattle egret.

Similar species: Pelicans, Herons, Ibises
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Jun 30, 2021. Captured Jun 28, 2021 09:19 in Unnamed Road, 4199, Bulgaria.
  • E-M1MarkIII
  • f/9.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO250
  • 445mm