Bubulcus coromandus

Eastern Cattle Egret

Bubulcus coromandus

The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) 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 expansion in its distribution and successfully colonised much of the rest of the world. It is a white bird adorned with buff plumes in the breeding season. It nests in colonies, usually near bodies of water and often with other . The nest is a platform of sticks in trees or shrubs. Cattle Egrets exploit drier and open habitats more than other heron species. Their feeding habitats include seasonally inundated grasslands, pastures, farmlands, wetlands and rice paddies. They often accompany cattle or other large , catching insect and small vertebrate prey disturbed by these animals. Some populations of the Cattle Egret are migratory and others show post-breeding dispersal. The adult Cattle Egret has few predators, but birds or mammals may raid its nests, and chicks may be lost to starvation, calcium deficiency or disturbance from other large birds. This species maintains a special relationship with cattle, which extends to other large grazing mammals. The cattle egret removes ticks and flies from cattle and consumes them. This benefits both species, but it has been implicated in the spread of tick-borne animal diseases.

A Cattle Egret hitching a ride on a Buffalo in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in National Capital Region of Delhi, India. The Cattle Egret is a stocky heron with a 88–96 cm (35–38 in) wingspan; it is 46–56 centimetres (18–22 in) long and weighs 270–512 grams (9.5–18.1 oz). It has a relatively short thick neck, sturdy bill, and a hunched posture. The non-breeding adult has mainly white plumage, a yellow bill and greyish-yellow legs. During the breeding season, adults of the nominate western subspecies develop orange-buff plumes on the back, breast and crown, and the bill, legs and irises become bright red for a brief period prior to pairing. B. i. coromandus differs from the nominate subspecies in breeding plumage, when the buff colour on its head extends to the cheeks and throat, and the plumes are more golden in colour. This subspecies' bill and tarsus are longer on average than in B. i. ibis. B. i. seychellarum is smaller and shorter-winged than the other forms. It has white cheeks and throat, like B. i. ibis, but the nuptial plumes are golden, as with B. i. coromandus. The positioning of the egret's eyes allows for binocular vision during feeding, and physiological studies suggest that the species may be capable of crepuscular or nocturnal activity. Adapted to foraging on land, they have lost the ability possessed by their wetland relatives to accurately correct for light refraction by water. This species gives a quiet, throaty "rick-rack" call at the breeding colony, but is otherwise largely silent.


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Cattle Egret - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
^"Dietary of the cattle egret Bubulcus ibis coromandus (Boddaert)". Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 90 (1): 90. ^ Grubb, T. (1976). "Adaptiveness of Foraging in ...

Bubulcus [ibis or coromandus] - Avibase
Order: Ciconiiformes Family: Ardeidae. English: Cattle Egret Scientific: Bubulcus [ibis or coromandus] Protonym: Ardea Ibis. Avibase ID: 6CCDAC53F56435B4

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English: Distribution map of Bubulcus, including both species B. coromandus and B. ibis. ... Bubulcus ibis; Usage on hr.wikipedia.org Čaplja govedarica; Usage on hu.wikipedia.org

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File:Bubulcus map.svg - Wikimedia Commons
File:Bubulcus map.svg ... English: Distribution map of Bubulcus, including both species B. coromandus and B. ibis.

Cattle Egret - Wikimedia
Binomial name; Bubulcus ibis Linnaeus, 1758: Subspecies; B. i. ibis Linnaeus, 1758 B. i. seychellarum Salomonsen, 1934 B. i. coromandus Boddaert, 1783: Synonyms

Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis): Information and Photos
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Cattle Egret - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ardea ibis Linnaeus, 1758 Ardeola ibis Bubulcus bubulcus Buphus coromandus Cancroma coromanda Egretta ibis (Linnaeus, 1758) Lepterodatis ibis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Bubulcus ibis ... B. i. coromandus S E Asia to Australia and New Zealand. Descriptive notes.

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Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) - HBW 1, p. 415. French: Héron garde boeufs ... Locality Nawa Talao Lake, Surendranagar District, Gujarat, India (ssp coromandus) ...

Bubulcus ibis - Wikispecies - Wikimedia Foundation
Genus: Bubulcus Species: Bubulcus ibis Subspecies: B. i. coromandus - B. i. ibis - B. i. seychellarum Name. Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Bubulcus ibis - Cattle Egret -- Discover Life
Phylum Chordata : Class Aves : Order Ciconiiformes : Family Ardeidae : Genus Bubulcus Bubulcus ibis coromandus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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