(Bubulcus ibis)

FUN FACT

Despite its name, the Cattle Egret is more closely related to herons.

Distribution

World-wide.

Habitat

Shallow water, but also open fields and other dry, grassy areas.

Diet

Insects and various fish and crustaceans.

Breeding

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

See the Cattle Egrets in our Wetlands of the Americas exhibit.