Ardea (Bubulcus) ibis Linnaeus, 1758

Cattle Egret

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The Cattle Egret is a stocky heron with a 88���96 cm (35���38 in) wingspan; it is 46���56 centimetres (18���22 in) long and weighs 270���512 grams (9.5���18.1 oz ). It has a relatively short thick neck, sturdy bill, and a hunched posture. The non-breeding adult has mainly white plumage, a yellow bill and greyish-yellow legs. ... source: Wikipedia

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