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Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis





credit: Rick Kimpel/CCSA


ADULT Has pure white plumage for much of year but at height of breeding season it becomes flushed yellowish buff on crown, breast, and back. Bill is yellow for most of year, turning orange-red in breeding season; legs are dark for most of year but turn orange-yellow during breeding season. juvenile Similar to nonbreeding adult.

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