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Cattle egret

Bubulcus ibis

Description:

This was one of about 10 that flew in to forage in a meadow. The first pic shows one with a small prey. Short stocky neck compared to other herons. Non breeding plumage.

Habitat:

Spotted in a meadow near the Rio Grande River.

Notes:

The species first arrived in North America in 1941.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Mission, Texas, United States

Spotted on Nov 13, 2020
Submitted on Dec 21, 2020

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