Cattle egrets are small, white birds tht sit comfortably on the back of a cow, an ox, or a buffalo. Cattle egrets sometimes hunt like other wading birds, catching fish and frogs along the water’s edge. But, most often, they follow herds of livestock to eat the grasshoppers that are stirred up by the cattle’s hoofs.
Cattle egrets eat little bugs that bite and tend to bother the cattle.
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drweizy (509) 2014-05-03 18:15
natural ecological agriculture, a very good painting too, well done, i like it. regards
jadesgran (4976) 2014-05-03 22:22
This is a cracking shot and an informative note -thankyou.
The beastie is suitably placed in the frame and both it and the bird are sharp. To make the picture even stronger may I suggest you crop some of the background?
saxo042 (36902) 2014-05-03 23:15
A fine capture with these animals together in a pleasant harmony. Good colours and sharpness.
jhm (135042) 2014-05-04 5:29
These picture is very unique with the Cattle egrets on the Buffalo.
Very well composition, pleasant colours and good presentation.
Nice done, TFS.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-05-05 6:20
superb picture and the moment so well captured! My congratulations! I love the way in nature animals are so clever to cooperate and benefit from each other - people could learn plenty from them :-) Very nice framing and nice use of shallow DOF. Very natural colors and perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
eldancer1 (25085) 2014-05-06 7:21
Very cute capture of the egret on top of the water buffalo, this scene reminds me of my old country the Philippines. Animals do have symbiotic relationship with other animals. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.