The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) breeds from South Canada to South America. They live in pastures, savannas, agricultural fields, and open marshes. It is 51 cm (20 inches) in height and 350 g in weight.
This is the only small white heron whit a yellow bill. Crown, back, and chest tinged with buff. Facial skin yellow and legs blackish. In breeding season its bill, facial skin, and legs are more or less reddish. It feeds on grasshoppers and other insects.