oa African Zoology - Energy metabolism of the Cattle Egret

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



This paper reports part of a fairly comprehensive study designed to investigate the food and feeding ecology of the Cattle Egret Ardeola ibis in the south-western Cape. Some of the findings are preliminary, insofar as most of the data have been derived from a series of relatively crude tests because it was first necessary to investigate the suitability of the bird as an experimental animal and to develop and adapt techniques accordingly.

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