Saturday, November 16, 2013

Birds in Neighbourhood - 13

I get to see variety of birds around my parents house in Udupi. I have captured few of them in my camera and one such beautiful bird is Cattle Egret




It is a stocky heron that is white in color. It has a relatively short thick neck, sturdy bill, and a hunched posture. The adult bird has mainly white plumage, a yellow bill and greyish-yellow legs. 


During the breeding season, they develop orange-buff plumes on the back, breast and crown, and the bill. They prefer drier and open habitats more than other heron species. They are often seen accompanying cattles, catching insect and small vertebrate prey disturbed by these animals.

25 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Bless all herons everywhere on this wondrous day!

Shadowy Riddles

Tea norman said...

She's very pretty.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely birds and great captures for the day, Rajesh!! Hope your weekend is going well!!

eileeninmd said...

The egrets are beautiful birds. Great sighting and photos!

robin. said...

great birds and shadow shots.

Our photos said...

Nice photos!
Greetings from Holland, RW & SK

Gemma Wiseman said...

Looks like a fascinating bird to watch - especially wandering with animals so much larger than it is. Lovely scenes.

NatureFootstep said...

I did not knw you had Cattle egrets. They are lovely birds.

Jeannie Marie said...

We have herons here in FL and they are so beautiful! Love your shadow shot!

Anni said...

Pretty!!! I liked reading your commentary on this species.

TexWisGirl said...

i like these cattle egrets - at once beautiful and goofy, too. :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely birds!

Phil Slade said...

So nice to have Cattle Egrets close to your parent's home Rajesh.

HansHB said...

Great heron, perfect post for the bird-theme!

Betty Manousos said...

love these cattle egrets! beutiful birds!

happy week ahead~
via camera critters.

Pia said...

This bird is cute, I think it is funny to watch.

Kenneth C Schneider said...

We have flocks of Cattle Egrets that usually fly over our wetlands, as they favor the dry prairies. They are quite beautiful when they develop those plumes.

mick said...

Great photos of the Cattle Egret - we have lots of them out here too.

HansHB said...

Lovely photo! Nice white heron!

Dave said...

I only get to see this species when I leave the UK.... Thanks for this post Rajesh

Regards
Dave

bailey-road.com said...

They are beautiful birds.

Tomichan Matheikal said...

Are the herons out of place? The place looks dry, I mean. :)

Abhijit Ray said...

Pretty!

Yogi Saraswat said...

Pure white & attractive

Datta Ghosh said...

Nice shot...They are real quick birds!