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Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-02 8:19
Viewed: 960
Points: 14
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The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus, although some authorities regard its two subspecies as full species, the western cattle egret and the eastern cattle egret. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta, it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea. Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, it has undergone a rapid expansion in its distribution and successfully colonised much of the rest of the world in the last century.

It is a white bird adorned with buff plumes in the breeding season. It nests in colonies, usually near bodies of water and often with other wading birds. The nest is a platform of sticks in trees or shrubs. Cattle egrets exploit drier and open habitats more than other heron species. Their feeding habitats include seasonally inundated grasslands, pastures, farmlands, wetlands and rice paddies. They often accompany cattle or other large mammals, catching insect and small vertebrate prey disturbed by these animals. Some populations of the cattle egret are migratory and others show post-breeding dispersal.


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Bonjour Ram,
Très belle attitude du sujet capturée sous une bon angle de prise de vue et dans une lumière bien maitrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-02 16:28]

Hi Ram,very nice face to face with this common bird,i like a lot the original and curious perspective,great exposure for the best white of plumage and fine details too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram,

beautiful picture , sharp and good eye contact.Great!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Wonderful cattle egrette looking at you!!! Good pic

Excellent POV.
A very good background that goes well with the bird.

Hello Ram,
Great luck to catch from a close range such a lovely bird. Perfect shoot. Nice details, colors and exceptional focus. Stunning clarity....

Ciao Ram, great capture of beautiful egret in nice pose, splendid light, excellent sharpness, fine details snd wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram

Excellent POV showing the bird's expressive pose and glance,
excellent light, great focus, sharpness, details, you managed
superbly your camera to obtain details of the its white plumage, TFS


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