The Cattle Egret is a stocky heron . 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.
Lat: 11.35, Long: 76.79
Spotted on Feb 2, 2012
Submitted on Feb 2, 2012
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