Definition of Cattle egret

1. Noun. Small white egret widely distributed in warm regions often found around grazing animals.

Exact synonyms: Bubulcus Ibis
Generic synonyms: Egret
Group relationships: Bubulcus, Genus Bubulcus

Definition of Cattle egret

1. Noun. A small egret, ''Bubulcus ibis'', of the heron family (''Ardeidae'') ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cattle Egret

cattle beast
cattle boat
cattle breeding
cattle cake
cattle call
cattle calls
cattle car
cattle cars
cattle diseases
cattle dog
cattle dogs
cattle drive
cattle driver
cattle egret (current term)
cattle farm
cattle goad
cattle grid
cattle grids
cattle guard
cattle pen
cattle plague
cattle plague virus
cattle prod
cattle ranch
cattle station
cattle stations
cattle thief
cattle trail

Literary usage of Cattle egret

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands by Barry Boyce (2004)
"The cattle egret, found in the Highlands, is smaller yet. ... Its markings are similar to the great egret, although the cattle egret has greenish-yellow ..."

2. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1897)
"Cattle-Egret. Hind. ... we espied a Cattle-Egret sitting on its nest and promptly shot it for purposes of identification. At the report of the gun the two ..."

3. Bombay Ducks: An Account of Some of the Every-day Birds and Beasts Found in by Douglas Dewar (1906)
"The cattle egret (Bubulcus coromandus) is nearly related to the paddy-bird. ... The cattle egret is gregarious, conspicuously clothed in white, ..."

4. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1891)
"... and tho tree was crowded with nests of the Little White Heron (Herodias intermedia); the Little Egret (Herodias garzetta) ; cattle egret ..."

5. Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica & St. Lucia Alive! by Lynne M. Sullivan (2000)
"*E The snowy egret is white with black legs, while the cattle egret (usually found sitting on a cow) has white plumage and a tuft of orange feathers on its ..."

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