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Cattle Egret in Breeding Plumage

A Cattle Egret in breeding plumage.

A coat of feathers worn by an adult bird during the breeding season, usually acquired by partial spring moult, feather wear, or both; generally, the male's breeding plumage is more brightly coloured than the winter plumage or the female's[1].

References

  1. ^ Bellrose, Frank C. and The Audubon Society (1983). The Audubon Society Master Guide to Birding. National Geographic Society. ISBN 1426200722. 
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