CATTLE EGRET FACTS
The Cattle Egret is a small white egret with a yellow bill and grey legs. In the breeding season it develops a tan head, neck and breast, and reddish orange bill tipped with yellow. Juvenile birds are white with grey bill.
grasslands, woodlands and wetlands, and is not common in arid areas. It also uses pastures. Often seen with cattle and other farm animals.
grasshoppers, other invertebrates, frogs, lizards, small mammals
shallow platform nests are made in wetland areas in trees and bushes
much of eastern Australia from Tasmania to tropical Queensland. Also in northern parts of the northern Territory , and coastal Western Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at https://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Cattle Egret|
Relatives in same Genus
Great Egret (A. alba)
Intermediate Egret (A. intermedia)
Pacific Heron (A. pacifica)
Pied Heron (A. picata)
Great-billed Heron (A. sumatrana)