Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cattle Egret

This bird, the cattle egret or Bubulcus ibis is a native of Southern Spain and Portugal but became established in Surinam and Guiana and has relatively quickly spread all across North America and much of South America and all around the world. I have seen them up on the Colorado Plateau at over 5000 feet above sea level. They are incredibly hardy birds and are very attractive with their white plumage. The males get the ruddy feathers during mating season.

No comments:

Post a Comment