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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Ardeinae — the cattle erget.


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  • The cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) increased its range of distribution early in the last century and now lives in these mangrove forests and the rest of the continent (indirect introduction).

    Manabí mangroves

  • Birds include cattle egret Bubulcus ibis, black stork Ciconia nigra (migrant), yellow-billed stork Mycteria ibis, the African grey parrot Psittacus erythacus, a popular species for sale, and the endemic Congo peafowl Afropavo congensis.

    Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Bubulcitate, by the way, is 'to do the office of a Bubulcus or Cowheard,' in case you were wondering. MORE BAD WRITING.

  • In the case of cattle-egrets (_Bubulcus coromandus_) the custom of shooting them when on the nest has given place to a more humane and more sensible method of obtaining their nuchal plumes.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • The first bishop of whom history has preserved any record is Bubulcus who was present at the Burgundian Synod of Epaon in 517.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • An oxherd hight Bubulcus, and is ordained by office to keep oxen: He feedeth and nourisheth oxen, and bringeth them to leas and home again: and bindeth their feet with a langhaldes and spanells and nigheth and cloggeth them while they be in pasture and leas, and yoketh and maketh them draw at the plough: and pricketh the slow with a goad, and maketh them draw even.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

  • Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis with a distinctively uneven, pale blue-ish plumage, a yellow bill, and two-toned legs (pale [almost white] tibia blending into darker tarsi below the 'knee').

    10,000 Birds

  • Birds most associated with mangroves include spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), great blue heron (Ardea herodias), cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis), green heron (Butorides striatus), belted kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), Lesser Antillean pewee (Contopus latirostris), West-Indian whistling duck (Dendrocygna arborea), and Lesser Antillean bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis).

    Lesser Antilles mangroves

  • Thousands of little egret (Egretta garzetta) and cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) winter; as well as duck species, such as mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) (42,800 in 1989), gadwall (A. strepera) (4,119 in 1985), northern shoveler (A. clypeata) (14,200 in 1991), and red-crested pochard (Netta rufina) (6,100 in 1991); and also up to 32,000 shorebirds such as avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) and black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa).

    Northeastern Spain and Southern France Mediterranean forests

  • Ladewig, Regesta Episcoporum Constantiensium (in German) von Bubulcus bis Thomas Berlower, 517-1496 (Innsbruck, 1886-90); Ludwig, Die

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery


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