Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

45 – 52 cm

82 – 95 cm

minor concern

in the fields, in the pond, behind the tractors

insects, invertebrates, to landfills


Have you ever seen those documentaries in Africa where the nyus graze happily by the Serengeti while white birds deworm the lion as if it was a spa? Indeed, these birds are the Cattle egret, and as the name implies, they have a penchant for feeding on the parasites living in their coat.

This species is so adaptable that it has naturally colonized all the continents of the world (except Antarctica). They are very colonial birds, when sleeping or breeding you can see hundreds gathered in some trees. It is recommended not to park below.