Cattle Egret

Birds are always a little more amusing when they’re looking directly at you. This is a cattle egret and it was photographed in Uganda. Cattle egrets also occur in the United States and as the name indicates, they’re often found around cattle. Like other egrets and herons, they are primarily wading birds, but they make their way to pastures to pluck ticks and flies from cows and other mammals.

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  1. Angelina May 19, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    Also known as the “Ugly Swan.” But probably has a much better personality though :-)

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