|Cattle Egret ( Bubulcus ibis )|
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|A little smaller than an little egret, the plumage is white with an ochre task on the head. The beak is short and yellow. Little shy.
|| Rather sedentary, sort of African origin. Often in the presence of the cattle, it perch on their back to catch the parasites.
|Habitat :|| Lakes, banks, meadows where are the big wild mammals in Africa or the cattle in Europe. More and more numerous in camargue.|
|Food :|| Insects, mollusks, frogs.|
|Size :||17.73 inch (45-50 cm)
||Weight : 300-400g
||Wing span : 32.308 inch (82-95 cm)