cattle egrets and friends @ Kents Lagoon:
The Cattle Egret is a small white egret. In breeding season has tan head, neck and breast.
grasslands, woodlands and wetlands, and is not common in arid areas. It also uses pastures. Often seen with cattle and other farm animals.
grasshoppers, other invertebrates, frogs, lizards, small mammals
shallow platform nests are made in wetland areas in trees and bushes
much of eastern Australia from Tasmania to tropical Queensland. Also in NT, and parts of tropical WA.
Common Name:Cattle Egret
Relatives in same Genus
Great Egret (A. alba)
Intermediate Egret (A. intermedia)
Pacific Heron (A. pacifica)
Pied Heron (A. picata)
Great-billed Heron (A. sumatrana)