“This solitary Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis coromundus) did not have any colour in the plumage, not even the minimum expected non-breeding buffy-orange plumage on the cap (below).
“It was also rather passive, as though waiting to be fed. Some one year old Cattle Egrets retain an all-white non-breeding plumage, like this bird.”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
2nd June 2017
Location: Tambun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Secondary growth near limestone hills and ex-mining pools (fish farming)