Posts Tagged: breeding colors

Cattle Egret

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Cattle Egret in breeding colors, in flight with nesting stick (Sandra Calderbank, sandra calderbank)

The Cattle Egret in breeding colors is a beautiful sight in the spring. Other times of the year it is a small white Egret but in spring it is many colors of red and orange. This bird only arrived in North America in the early 1940″s and has now successfully established itself over the whole continent.

Those beautiful eyes

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The Male Anhinga really puts on a colorful show during breeding season. His eyes completely change and he becomes this flashy bird with beautiful eyes. The Anhinga is so common but during breeding season they are extraordinary.  He looks like he is wearing turquoise eyeshadow!  I guess the girls really like that.
Profile of Male Anhinga head and neck in breeding colors (sandra calderbank)