The Cattle Egret is a species of heron found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, it has undergone rapid expansion and successfully colonized the rest of the world. The Cattle Egret is a stocky heron with a 35-38 inch wingspan; it is normally 18-22 inches long and weigh nine-18 ounces. The adult Cattle Egret has few predators; however, birds or mammals may raid its nests for food, and chicks may be lost to starvation, calcium deficiency or disturbances from other large birds.
Exhibit: Cypress Creek Aviary