Eastern Cattle Egret Ventures Into My Condo

“It was a hot afternoon at about 3.35pm on 27 Dec 2015. From my apartment I caught hold of the sight of an Eastern Cattle Egret (Bubulcus coromandus) foraging on the grass slope, where a Clouded Monitor used to roam a few years ago – HERE and HERE.

“During the brief ten minute encounter, it managed to catch a small prey. Without a camera, I would have taken it as another sighting of the Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) as the orange plumage around the neck was not conspicuous under the strong sunlight.

“Below is an edited video showing it’s feeding behaviour:”

Sun Chong Hong
Singapore
30th December 2015

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