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egret

wading birds of the order Ciconiiformes and particularly of the genus Egretta with long legs and bills; highly prized for ornamental plumage. The cattle egret is a separate species, Ardeola bis.
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In the latest survey, conducted on May 2, the number of great egret nests decreased slightly from 185 to 181, and the number of black-crowned night-heron nests dropped from 67 to 48, compared to the survey conducted in May 2012.
As the day proceeded, Cattle Egrets used to visit the adjoining areas foraging for food.
Until the cattle egrets come again next year the currently white treetops in the zoo will remain green.
A Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals spokeswoman said: ``We have just heard from Portugal that the egret has landed to a barrage of TV cameras - it seems to be a very famous egret.
The reproductive success and ecology of Cattle Egrets nesting in agricultural and non-urban environments have been well documented (Siegfried 1972a; 1972b; Telfair 1983; Arendt & Arendt 1988; Mora 1991; 1992).
Conscious that, in Valentine's week, birding should be kept to a minimum (MrsDis very good with a knife - you can't be too careful), I concentrated on one egret in particular as it fed.
Fish, egrets and women form the pictorial universe of Heteo Perez.
High on the moors, its larger cousin, a Great White Egret, spent last weekend at Llyn Alwen.
More importantly, however, great egrets and black-crowned night-herons were seen quickly making use of the recently vacated trees.
Little Egrets are normally seen riding on the backs of elephants in Africa.
Great egrets usually nest in colonies that are located in areas where woody vegetation, shrubs, and trees grow.
WE'RE used to seeing little egrets in North Wales, but its livestock-loving cousin the cattle egret remains rare.