“Hey, what a cool place to land! Such a nice view from here.”
“Oh, oh, its moving!”
“Watch that tail now buddy!”
“Can’t you stop walking and eating? How do you expect me to stay up here?”
“That’s it. I’m out of here.”
Cattle Egrets are found throughout SA except for the arid western regions.
They follow all large animals around in order to eat the grasshoppers and other insects stirred up as they walk. Their diet also includes scorpions and frogs.
They are easily identified by their black feet and legs and yellow bills.
Large numbers of them roost in trees at night around watering holes and are highly social birds.
Their nests are a small platform of stick in which the female will lay 2-4 pale blue or greenish-blue eggs. The eggs on average hatch within about 23 days and the babies fly after about 30 days.