Cato, Full Length

Why are your feet so big, Cato?

The better to perch on a cow’s back!

Cattle Egrets are named for their symbiotic relationship with cattle. They make a good living on insects that otherwise prey upon the cow or steer.

They also like to follow tractors, where they can find such larger prey as grasshoppers and frogs. Next time I see Cato, I’ll also try to capture him in profile —which reveals a startlingly different shape.

Much as we love Cato, he’s technically an invasive bird, having made it all the way to the American West and Chilean coast from Africa. At this point, nobody’s going to dislodge our friend, so we may as well enjoy his friendly personality.

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