Cattle Egret Images, Facts and Information:
- Cattle Egrets are white, small, stocky and short-necked wading birds with orange-colored bills and legs. During the breeding season the legs, bills and irises of Cattle Egrets turn reddish and they can have yellow, orange or bluish-purple breeding plumes.
- Cattle Egrets are native to Africa but have naturalized in North and South America. In some areas Cattle Egrets are year round residents and in others they are migratory.
- Cattle Egrets can be found in open grassy areas, pastures, swamps, marshes, barrier islands, wet meadows and flood plains, often associated herds of cattle.
- Cattle Egrets have a broad diet which includes insects, spiders, frogs, fish, aquatic invertebrates, mammals, reptiles, earthworms and birds.
- Cattle Egrets lay 1 to 9 eggs which hatch in 22 to 28 days. Both sexes incubate and they are monogamous.
- A group of Cattle Egrets can be called a “stampede”.
- Cattle Egrets can live to be more than 17 years of age.
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