Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus, 1758)Adventive  Synonyms: CAEG.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Pelecaniformes   >   Family Ardeidae   >   Genus Bubulcus   

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This species has naturally extended its range from Africa to every continent but Antarctica. It specializes in feeding on insects kicked up by grazing mammals. It seems horses and cattle work just as well as zebras and rhinos.

There are 124 records in the project database.

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A Cattle Egret in high breeding plumage in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/19/2015). Photo by Andrew Clemens. (MBP list)

A Cattle Egret in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/4/2018). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Cattle Egret in Pasadena, Maryland (3/30/2013). The vanguard of this species occasionally arrives as early as the last week of March. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Cattle Egrets in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/6/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Cattle Egret with Feral Horse on Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (7/22/2016). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Cattle Egret in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/5/2012). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

Cattle Egrets in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/11/2013). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Cattle Egret feasts on flies at Kinder Farm Park, Maryland (8/31/2013). Photo by Wendy Crowe. (MBP list)

Cattle Egrets gleaning a field in Kent Co., Maryland (8/28/2017). Photo by Nancy Wyman. (MBP list)

A juvenile Cattle Egret in Howard Co., Maryland (8/31/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A juvenile Cattle Egret with Blue Dasher prey in Howard Co., Maryland (8/31/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Cattle Egret in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/28/2018). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Cattle Egret in high breeding plumage on Bodkin Island, Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (6/28/2000). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A rare-for-winter Cattle Egret in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (12/17/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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