221. Bubulcus coromandus

221. Bubulcus coromandus.

THE CATTLE EGRET.

Doria bagla. Gai bagla, Bengal; Samti konga (Telugu); Huni-koku, Ceylon.

Male 21". Legs greenish. Bill 3", yellow in winter, orange in summer.—In summer; Head, crest, breast, and dorsal plumes golden buff.—In winter: Plumage white. India, Ceylon, Burma, S.E. Asia, Corea, Philippines, and Moluccas. Three to five eggs (1.71 x 1.32), pale green. (J. 929. B. 1562.)

Also B. lucidus. 19". White, with crest-plumes and dorsal plumes vinous sienna. From S. Europe, Africa, and C. Asia.

(ii.) Tail of ten feathers (222-226).

Bill serrated. Mid toe and claw as long as tarsus. Tibio-tarsus feathered to heel.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
221. Bubulcus coromandus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
221
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
202
Common name: 
Cattle Egret
M_ID: 
2291
M_CN: 
Eastern Cattle Egret
M_SN: 
Bubulcus coromandus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13017

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