cattle egret

noun
an egret, Bubulcus ibis, cosmopolitan in warmer regions, often associating with grazing animals for the insects that hover around them.

Origin:
1900–05

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The cattle egret, snowy egret, and great egret are white herons which live here.
Boardwalk overlook with cattle egret rookery in the background.
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