Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

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Habitat: Farms, marshes, highway edges (Florida); associates with cattle.

Diet: Insects

Similar species: Quite unlike any other heron. Much smaller than Great Egret or "Great White" Heron. Smaller than Snowy Egret and immature Little Blue Heron and with orange instead of dark or bicolored bills.

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