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Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

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Small, compact, white heron with stout yellow bill. Often seen on dry land. Legs red or yellow during the breeding season, black during nonbreeding season. Breeding birds have redder bills and creamy patches on body. Often feeds by following cattle or tractors in fields.

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