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Dark Cattle Egret, third installment
njlarsen

Dark Cattle Egret, third installment (Bubulcus ibis)

I have uploaded a couple of images of the same bird (but from different dates) previously.
Habitat
Airstrip
Location
Canefield, Dominica
Date taken
24 October 2009
Scientific name
Bubulcus ibis
Equipment used
Pana FZ18
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Strange-looking beast isn't it Niels.

Is it me or does it have a dark tip to the bill? Not sure if that's common though.

D
 
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Nice comparison shot Niels and there seems to be more than one with the dark tip on the bill.
 
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I think that two of the others have dark tips, and several of the other Cattle Egret shots in the gallery do have dark tips; on some images it looks like the bill generally easily gets dark miscoloration.

However, feather miscoloration is much less rare, only one example surfaced in the Id forum thread.

thanks
Niels
 

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Albinos and other odd birds
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