cattle egret

noun

Definition of cattle egret

: a small Old World white egret (Bubulcus ibis) introduced into the New World and having a yellow bill and in the breeding season buff on the crown, breast, and back

Examples of cattle egret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These measures include surveillance of dense tree canopies, and when a cattle egret or night heron is seen, some loud noises. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, 22 Apr. 2021 In recent years, 500 to 700 cattle egrets have nested at Bird Island throughout the winter. Peggy O’hare, ExpressNews.com, 20 Jan. 2020 Work crews soon will begin trimming trees and clearing underbrush at Bird Island, a haven for about 1,000 cattle egrets at Elmendorf Lake, to help prevent a potentially catastrophic bird strike involving military aircraft. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, 2 Dec. 2019 City contractors plan to begin trimming trees and brush this afternoon as part of a multi-phase attempt to evict as many as 1,000 cattle egrets from a space known as Bird Island in Elmendorf Lake on the West Side. Alia Malik, ExpressNews.com, 4 Dec. 2019 The Corolla Wild Horse Fund recently shared a photo of a two-foot cattle egret riding on the back of a brown horse named Amadeo Jr. on Facebook—a common occurrence amongst wild horse populations. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 21 Aug. 2019 On a recent day, the hospital’s patients included: 37 dogs, eight cats, six soft-shell turtles, two ducks, two rabbits and a cattle egret with a broken wing. Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times, 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of cattle egret

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Cattle egret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cattle%20egret. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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