Cattle egret Bubulcus ibis

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Quite unlike any other heron. Much smaller than Great Egret or "Great White" Heron. Smaller than Snowy Egret and immature Little Blue Heron and with orange instead of dark or bicolored bills.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.