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Cattle Egret

A photo of Cattle Egret standing on a sprinkler, taken in October 2015.

Here are some facts about the Cattle Egret:

  • The cattle egret is a stocky heron with an 35-38 in (88–96 cm) wingspan.
  • It spends most of its time in fields rather than streams.
  • This heron is often seen close to cows, sheep and horses, but also large wild mammals.
  • Diet is mostly large insects, grasshoppers, crickets, flies; also frogs and spiders. Additionally it can feed on crayfish, earthworms, snakes, eggs, sometimes fish.

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What to read more about Egrets? Try this informative website.