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Bos taurus


Cows of several colors hanging out on rolling plains.


Seen on a farm in the Hawaiian highlands (altitude >2500 ft).


A cattle egret also joined in.

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Tukup 2 weeks ago

I know they have a "pecking order" just like chickens. There was never any doubt about who the boss of the herd was. Egret "drivers." That's funny. I'll think of that every time I see one now. Thanks for the chuckle Mauna.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 weeks ago

I like when egrets sit on the cattle. They look like they’re driving. :) Anytime, Tukup. Did you know that cows have best friends? They preferentially spend time with certain partners in the herd!

Tukup 2 weeks ago

Growing up on an Iowa farm, cattle were very commonplace, but now, here in Ecuador as in Hawaii, often they are accompanied by Egrets. That's cool. No Egrets in Iowa :-) Thanks for sharing Mauna.

Hawaii, USA

Lat: 20.07, Long: -155.73

Spotted on Dec 12, 2018
Submitted on Apr 11, 2019

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