Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

ML132260081


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Frederick Atwood
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eBird Checklist S13672288
Drake Passage -61.44636 -60.27255
Antarctica, Antarctica
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Latitude and Longitude -61.4464, -60.2726 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

An egret was seen earlier in the day flying around the ship but it disappeared. Then these two birds showed up late in the day and landed on the zodiaks to rest. I vacillated back and forth trying to decide if this is a dark-legged cattle egret or an intermediate egret. I believe it is cattle because of the build and the small size as compared to the motor of the zodiac. A closer look at the legs show that they are a greenish black rather than a black. I would appreciate it if someone familiar with both species could let me know their opinion.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D800
f-stop
f/9.0
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
1600
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
409KB
Dimensions
1000 x 610

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