Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

ML185160471



eBird Checklist S60977884
Tanjung Boropen West, North Coast Papua Barat ID(-0.736, 133.562)
Papua Barat, Papua, Indonesia
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Latitude and Longitude -0.736, 133.5624 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Roosting in 3 small mangrove trees (one already dead) surrounded by water at high tide. They must have flown in sometime between 1700 and 1740 while i was fixing dinner. When we saw the trees decorated in large white birds, 2 of us jumped in the dinghy to get closer. We both counted by 10s. The trees to the south each had about 50 birds, and the larger one to the north had more like 80. Some birds were in breeding plumage with dark orange head and neck. I thought I saw only 2 birds that were not cattle egrets, those being the much Great Egret but examination of photos revealed other species. Photos coming of the cattle egrets. Changed total Cattle egret count from 180 to 170, due to presence of other species.

Background Species

Pacific Reef-Heron - Egretta sacra

Technical Information

Model
DSC-RX10M4
Lens model
8.8-220mm f/2.4-4.0
f-stop
f/4.0
Focal length
220 mm
Shutter speed
1/800 sec
ISO
6400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
2,365KB
Dimensions
2000 x 1439

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