BOB GIBBONS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BOB GIBBONS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) in flight. Cattle egret carrying a stick to add to its nest. The cattle egret is found all over Africa (apart from the Sahara), and around the coasts of the Americas, southern Asia and Australasia. It feeds on insects found on the hides of large herbivores, on the ground, or in the water. Cattle egrets can grow to over 50 centimetres in length. Photographed at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
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