cattle egret
noun Date: circa 1899 a small Old World white egret (Bubulcus ibis) introduced into the New World and having a yellow bill and in the breeding season buff on the crown, breast, and back

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  • Cattle Egret — ibiškasis garnys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Bubulcus ibis angl. Cattle Egret vok. Kuhreiher …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • cattle egret — ibiniai garniai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Bubulcus angl. cattle egret vok. Kuhreiher, m rus. египетская цапля, f pranc. héron garde boeufs, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dieniniai garniai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • cattle egret — ibinis garnys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Bubulcus ibis angl. cattle egret vok. Kuhreiher, m rus. египетская цапля, f pranc. héron garde boeufs, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ibiniai garniai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • cattle egret — noun a small egret which normally feeds around grazing cattle and game herds. [Bubulcus ibis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • cattle egret — noun small white egret widely distributed in warm regions often found around grazing animals • Syn: ↑Bubulcus ibis • Hypernyms: ↑egret • Member Holonyms: ↑Bubulcus, ↑genus Bubulcus …   Useful english dictionary

  • cattle egret — an egret, Bubulcus ibis, cosmopolitan in warmer regions, often associating with grazing animals for the insects that hover around them. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • cattle egret — noun A small egret, , of the heron family (Ardeidae) …   Wiktionary

  • cattle egret — cat′tle e′gret n. orn a small egret of pastures and roadsides, Bubulcus ibis, orig. of Eurasia and Africa and now common in the New World …   From formal English to slang

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