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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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Mean [+ or -] SD of plasma ceftiofur free acid equivalent concentration after administration of 20 mg/kg IM of ceftiofur crystalline-free acid in 18 cattle egrets.
This magnificent picture of Saltholme's cattle egret in flight was taken by Brian Martin.
The foraging ecology of egrets such as food intake, prey capture rate, and percentage of successful pecks had been studied in numerous habitats such as freshwater marshes, salt marshes, rice fields, river and estuaries (Trocki and Paton, 2006; Taylor and Schultz, 2008).
When they began to nest in Conway, North Wales, birders knew it was only a matter of time before the little egret became a West Midlands breeding species.
1999) and snowy egret (370 g; Palmer 1962) prey upon earthworms and annelid worms, aquatic and terrestrial insects and crabs, marine fish, and even frogs, snakes, and lizards (Kushlan 1978a, 1978b, Parsons & Master 2000).
Thirdly, we highlighted the relationship between nests characteristics of Little and Cattle Egrets and their breeding success in three wetlands: 1) the Ichkeul National Park, 2) the Lebna Dam and 3) the Chikli Islet.
6) We know that Audubon found egrets a very challenging subject to "imitate" and that he produced three different drawings for the White Heron: in the one which was finally engraved as plate 386, he worked very hard to render in great detail the bird's breeding plumage which, at the time, was becoming increasingly sought after for ornamental purposes (Slatkin 1993:210; Stebbins 1993:19-20).
Amidst this animated scene of dancing water, the white egret joins the rhythm by repeatedly plunging into the splashing water.
and winter from spring and there was place for egret and dove to fly
2012) and the mangrove forests host one of the largest breeding colonies of grey herons and great egrets in Iran and the Middle East (Evans 1994, Scott 1995).
The Cattle Egrets started the nest building much before they had a mate and both the partners actively participated in nest building.