The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta, it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea.
It is a stocky white bird adorned with buff plumes in the breeding season which nests in colonies, usually near bodies of water and often with other wading birds. it feeds in relatively dry grassy habitats, often accompanying cattle or other large mammals, since it catches insect and small vertebrate prey disturbed by these animals. During monsoon seasons this breeding plumage adult looks relatively fantastic. We were always amazed by the transformation birds undergoes during the breeding season. This post is all about one such extraordinary transformation.
Camera: Nikon D70s Lens: Nikkor 300/F4 IF-ED AF-S + 14E-II TC with Manfrotto Camera support.
Scaly breasted Munia is very common in Wetland. This small beauty is very naughty and difficult to shoot, somehow I manage one decent shot.