Saturday, June 30, 2012

Wildlife Photos: Buff-Backed Heron or Cattle Egret

The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) has all sorts of common names.

They are called Elephant Birds,

Hippopotamus Egrets,

Rhinoceros Egrets, and, even...

...Buff-Backed Herons.

In Okinawa, Japan we just call them Amasagi.

We don't really have any elephants, hippos or rhinos running around here.

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Ryan said...

No-one calls them giraffe egrets?

RyukyuMike said...

Ears aint long enuf, I guess.