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Cattle Egret

2 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 25 October 2013

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about the British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Wildlife Sound Recordist, Chris Watson, presents the Cattle Egret. Cattle egrets were originally birds of the African savannahs but they have become one of the most successful global colonisers of any bird species. In 2008 a pair of cattle egrets made ornithological history by breeding in the UK, on the Somerset Levels, for the first time.

  • Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

    Image courtesy of RSPB (rspb-images.com)



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    Tweet of the Day

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