Western Cattle Egret

Western Cattle Egret

Western Cattle Egrets are a common sight along South Florida Highways  Today one decided to wait for me on top of my car.  This western variety of the Cattle Egret is found throughout the Americas and is a year round resident in Florida.  Also know as Cow Birds, Cattle Egrets are beneficial to large mammals, such as cows, as they help control pests and parasites.

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2 thoughts on “Western Cattle Egret

  1. Interesting. I have seen them a couple of times. Now I know who they are 🙂

  2. Don't get them confused with the Great Egrets, which have longer legs and necks.

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