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Heron (Ardeidae) Heron (Ardeidae) Ardeidae,Birds,Bubulcus ibis,Cattle Egret,feeding,heron Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Fantastic timing and amazing sharpness. Well done Shimi, promoted to homepage! Posted 7 years ago
  2. Great catch! Posted 7 years 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. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus ''Egretta'', it is more closely related to the herons of ''Ardea''. Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, it has undergone a rapid.. more

Similar species: Pelecaniformes
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jan 29, 2012. Captured Jan 27, 2012 10:07.
  • NIKON D300
  • f/4.0
  • 1/8000s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm