Photo: Cattle Egret shows off its mating plumage

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credit: Flickr user Christine (Sunshynest8)

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Cattle Egrets only show off their fancy yellow feathers during mating season. The rest of the time, the bright plumes on the tops of their heads lie flat. According to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this bird is native to Africa, but can now be found across the North American continent.

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