cattle egret

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cattle egret

n.
A small egret (Bubulcus ibis) that feeds among grazing cattle. It is native to Africa and southern Eurasia but is now found worldwide.

cat′tle e′gret


n.
a small egret of pastures and roadsides, Bubulcus ibis, orig. of Eurasia and Africa and now common in the New World.
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Noun1.cattle egret - small white egret widely distributed in warm regions often found around grazing animals
egret - any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
Bubulcus, genus Bubulcus - small white egrets
Translations
garcilla bueyera
airone guardabuoi
kuhegre
References in periodicals archive ?
The Breeding Biology of the Cattle Egret Ardea ibis, the Little Egret Egretta garzette, the Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides, the Black-Crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax, the Purple Heron Ardea purpurea and the Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus, at the Lake Tonga, Algeria.