WoRMS taxon details

Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus, 1758)

159742  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159742)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish
Not documented
Description Length: 50-56 cm. Plumage: white in non- and white with buff plumes on crown, back and breast in breeding season. Immature...  
Description Length: 50-56 cm. Plumage: white in non- and white with buff plumes on crown, back and breast in breeding season. Immature like non-breeding adult. Bare parts: iris yellow, red in breeding birds; lores yellow, purplish pink in breeding birds; bill yellow, orange in breeding birds; feet and legs olive brown, dull orange in breeding birds. Habitat: generally pastures and cultivation, but roosts along creeks, estuaries and other water bodies. <388><393><391> [details]

Distribution North America  
Distribution North America [details]

Taxonomy can obtain up to 50 % more food and use only two-thirds as much energy catching it by associating with cattle (perch on...  
Taxonomy can obtain up to 50 % more food and use only two-thirds as much energy catching it by associating with cattle (perch on theirs backs) [details]
WoRMS (2018). Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159742 on 2018-12-10
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2005-05-30 12:28:25Z
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2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
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2011-04-27 09:01:37Z
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context source (Introduced species) Molnar, J. L.; Gamboa, R. L.; Revenga, C.; Spalding, M. D. (2008). Assessing the global threat of invasive species to marine biodiversity. <em>Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.</em> 6(9): 485-492., available online at https://www.conservationgateway.org/ConservationPractices/Marine/Pages/marineinvasives.aspx [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Banks, R.C., R.W. McDiarmid, and A.L. Gardner. 1987. Checklist of vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Publication No. 166. 79 p. [details]   

additional source Robbins, C. S. (1983). Golden field Guide to Birds of North America. Golden press. 360p. [details]   

additional source Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station., available online at http://www.gmwsrs.org/main.htm [details]   

additional source Peterson, R.T.; Peterson, V.M. (2002). A field guide to the birds of eastern and central North America. <em>Fifth Edition.</em> Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company. New York. 427 p. [details]   

additional source Squires, H. J. (1990). Decapod Crustacea of the Atlantic coast of Canada. <em>Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.</em> 221: 532 p., available online at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/library/116743.pdf [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Animal Diversity Web., available online at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html [details]   

additional source Vanner, M. 2003. The encyclopedia of North American birds. Paragon Publishing. Bath. 383 p. [details]   

additional source Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London. [details]   

additional source Gallardo, J. C., V. Macías, and E. Velarde. 2009. Birds (Vertebrata: Aves) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1321–1342 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Breeding Category Vagrant [details]

Description Length: 50-56 cm. Plumage: white in non- and white with buff plumes on crown, back and breast in breeding season. Immature like non-breeding adult. Bare parts: iris yellow, red in breeding birds; lores yellow, purplish pink in breeding birds; bill yellow, orange in breeding birds; feet and legs olive brown, dull orange in breeding birds. Habitat: generally pastures and cultivation, but roosts along creeks, estuaries and other water bodies. <388><393><391> [details]

Diet active insects (grasshoppers, crickets, spiders, flies, moths) and frogs [details]

Dimensions Length: 20" (51 cm); Wingspan: 36" (91 cm) [details]

Distribution North America [details]

Habitat mostly terrestrial but is also well adapted to aquatic habitat  [details]

IUCN Red List Category Least Concern [details]

Importance some ranchers rely on these birds for fly control more than they do pesticides [details]

Taxonomy can obtain up to 50 % more food and use only two-thirds as much energy catching it by associating with cattle (perch on theirs backs) [details]
 

LanguageName 
Bulgarian Биволска чапла  [details]
Danish kohejre  [details]
Dutch koereiger  [details]
English western cattle egretcattle egretbuff-backed heron  [details]
German Kuhreiher  [details]
Hebrew אנפית סוף  [details]
Lithuanian ibiškasis garnys  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Γελαδάρης  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål kuhegre  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk kuhegre  [details]
Polish czapla złotawa  [details]
Romanian stârcul de cireadă  [details]
Russian цапля египетская  [details]
Slovenian kravja čaplja  [details]
Spanish garcilla bueyera  [details]
Swedish kohäger  [details]
Turkish sığır balıkçılısigir balikcil  [details]
Ukrainian Чапля єгипетська  [details]
Welsh crëyr y gwartheg  [details]