A total of 18 cattle egrets
(9 male, 9 female) were included in the primary study, including 6 from the pilot study.
Food requirements and growth of cattle egret
in South Africa.
If you've been on holiday to Europe or America you've probably seen lots of cattle egrets
The worldwide success of cattle egrets
is credited to high habitat versatility due to capability to associate with anthropogenic habitats and feed on diversity of prey (Subramanya, 1996).
Bird and mammal predators on the cattle egret
Thirdly, we highlighted the relationship between nests characteristics of Little and Cattle Egrets
and their breeding success in three wetlands: 1) the Ichkeul National Park, 2) the Lebna Dam and 3) the Chikli Islet.
Species that occurred in the fewest number of colonies within the study area were Snowy Egrets (N = 4), Black-crowned Night-Herons (N=6), Cattle Egrets
(N=7), and Great Egrets (N=ll).
2013: Breeding success of Black crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) and Cattle Egret
(Bubulcus ibis) (Aves: Ardeidae) in relation to nest height in the South Caspian Sea.
The Cattle Egrets
started the nest building much before they had a mate and both the partners actively participated in nest building.
With three great white egrets - one of which was ringed as a nestling in France's Loire Valley - five cattle egrets
, four glossy ibis, single squacco and purple herons.
There were no buffalo in sight, nor could we see the white cattle egrets
that would surely have been circling such a large herd of buffalo.
It may have become redistributed with livestock movement (Goddard & Norment 1983) and cattle egrets
migration (USDA APHIS 2008).
Among the birds seen were the spot-billed pelican, spotted greenshank, spoonbill sandpiper, black necked stork, white ibis, flamingos, painted stork Night Herons, Pond Herons, Grey Herons, White Ibis, Pintails, Shavellers, Billed Ducks, Garganeys, Common Moorhen, Purple Moorhens, Coots, Little Egrets and Cattle Egrets
Only seven of these yellow-billed herons have been seen in North Wales, but with cattle egrets
now breeding in Somerset we might expect more.
She becomes attached to a lazy cattle egret
named Esteban, who helps her understand how birds like cattle egrets
can help cows who suffer from insects and their stings and bites.