Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pink Colored Cattle Egret at Disaneng Dam

On the 4th January 2009 while atlasing around the Disaneng Dam I came across this pink colored cattle egret which was among other normal cattle egrets.

On the 27th April 2009 I saw it again in the same area. The photos I took of it were not so good in both instances.

Today once more I came acros this funny bird still among other cattle egrets perched on top of a thorn tree. This time I manged to take some photos of it even though it was at a distance.

I am looking for someone who can give me an expalanation on this finding.


  1. I just sighted one in Botswana. It seems to be pink whereas his/her companions have yellow in the same places. Could be diet. Flamingos are naturally white, but turn pink due to diet of shrimp.

  2. Hi Moi,
    I am still chasing the bird for a better shot.
    Thanx for the explanation.