Cattle Egret is a white heron with a stout yellow bill and in the breeding season with buff yellow-orange plumes on head, neck and back. It grows up to 50 cm in length. It is a snow-white waterside bird, distinguished from other egrets by thin black bill. The bird is commonly seen in lakes, rivers, marshes, paddy fields and mudflats. Diet consists of fishes, frogs, crustaceans, aquatic insects.
Cattle Egret can be spotted in the Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu.