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Cattle Egret - You've Got A Friend In Me

Kenneth Cole Schneider

  Many birds that forage in open country, such as Cattle Egrets, benefit from association with large grazing mammals. The mammals scare up insects as they move, making them more visible to the birds. In the egrets’ native lands in Africa, the birds feed with elephants, rhinos, and Cape buffalos. In the Americas, Cattle Egrets associate with cattle and horses.

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