A total of 18 cattle egrets
(9 male, 9 female) were included in the primary study, including 6 from the pilot study.
As one of the most terrestrial ardeids, Cattle egrets
show dietary flexibility, feeding on large variety of prey in a given environment (McKilligan, 2005).
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).
They move slowly, often accompanied by cattle egrets
or tagak in a symbiotic relationship: As they move through the grass, they disturb the insects which the egrets love.
2006: Nesting ecology of cattle egrets
and little egrets in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India.--Forktail 22: 133-136.
Hafner, "Do Cattle Egrets
exclude Little Egrets from settling at higher quality sites within mixed-species colonies?" Waterbirds, vol.
The present communication encompasses the main objective to gather a firsthand information regarding the nest and various nidification activities such as the number of hours of labour for nest construction, the type and amount of nesting material collected during the busy hours of nidification, average time spent in gathering sticks for nest building, average time to carry the nesting material from its source to the nest, nest inspection and rearrangement activities by nest occupants to determine the role of both sexes of Cattle Egrets
(Bubulcus ibis coromandus) in Jammu as virtually nothing has been reported pertaining to these aspects of the bird from the study area.
"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.
They had spotted white cattle egrets
. That meant 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