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Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Чапля єгипетська | Египетская цапля

2017-05-26
Vulkovo
© Maxim Yakovlev

Description

Adult Cattle Egrets in breeding plumage are white except for long fluffed feathers on crown, mantle and on breast. These feathers are dark-buff; more intensive on head and more paler on mantle and breast. Decor feathers are longer in males than in females. In winter plumage Cattle Egrets are white with little rusty patch on head. Bill is yellow, reddish on base. Legs are greenish-yellow. Lores are greenish-yellow. Eye-ring is bright red. Eyes are red too. Juveniles are white with grayish-black bill and dark, almost black legs. Eye-ring is grey, eyes are whitish. Size: wing 235-260, tarsus 80-95, bill 50-65 mm.

References

"Птицы Казахстана" том 1. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1960.

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