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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: Pelecaniformes
Species identified by JohnR
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Uploaded Feb 4, 2015. Captured Dec 30, 2014 14:59 in Aroor - Thoppumpady Road, Valummel, Kochi, Kerala 682005, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/4.0
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO100
  • 500mm