This is a rather long panorama image of part of a Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis coromundus) flock; only part is shown. I have detailed individual images and there are more than 414 birds in the flock. This is not a roosting flock but a group resting on Eichhornia crassipes (Water Hyacinth) and preening together in the mid-morning after feeding. 50-60% of them have some breeding plumage and about 10% have bill facial skin breeding changes. There were other Cattle Egrets nearby on trees and large bushes.
Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Location: Outskirts of Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Wetlands, ex-mining pools
Date: 28th January 2019
Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld