- Bombycilla cedrorum
- Starlings & Waxwings
The Cattle Egret has gone through one of the most rapid natural expansion of any bird. Originally native to southern Spain and Portugal, subtropical Africa and parts of Asia, it began expanding its range at the end of the 19th century and can now be found on every continent. In the United States it has bred in almost all states and has been seen all the way in Alaska.
Non-breeding adults are mainly white with a yellow bill and grey-ish-yellow legs. During the breeding season adults get orange-buff plumes on the crown, breast and back.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 03 September 2009|
|Scientific Name||Bubulcus ibis|
|Birdorable Family||Egrets & Other Waders|
(as of 15 March 2017)
18 to 22 inches
35 to 38 inches
9.5 to 18.1 ounces
|Range||West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia North Africa West Africa Central Africa East Africa South Africa North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East) Australia and New Zealand Oceania|