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Breeding season: October to March. Pairs are monogamous for the breeding season, and they breed in colonies, usually with other waterbirds. Nest is a shallow platform positioned in trees and bushes, usually as high up as possible. Both parents build the nest and incubate the eggs, with one brood per season being raised.
Snowy white in colour.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The Cattle Egret sits on the backs of cattle looking out for insects to eat.
Carnivore. Feeds on grasshoppers, especially during the breeding season, but eats many other invertebrates, such as frogs, cane toads, lizards and some small mammals.
Found in grasslands, woodlands and wetlands, and not common in arid areas.