Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis habitat use andassociation with cattle

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) Science Article 5


Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis has a worldwide distribution. In India it is common in a variety of habitats, especially wetlands, throughout the peninsula. Freshwater marshes and paddy fields were identified as the most important foraging habitats by Meyerricks (1962) and Seedikkoya (2004), although there are pronounced seasonal variations in the usage of these habitats. Cattle Egrets are often found associated with cattle and occasionally with pigs, goats, and horses, and also with moving vehicles such as tractors. The birds appear to exploit their

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