oa African Zoology - Population dynamics of the Cattle Egret

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The colonisation of South Africa by the Cattle Egret Ardeola ibis and the bird's increase and spread in the country since the beginning of the present century have been documented by Skead (1952) and Siegfried (1965, 1966b). This report deals with an examination into A. ibis' rate of population build-up in relation to its reproductive output and mortality.

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