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in colonies, which are often, but
not always, found around bodies of water.
Feeds on a wide range of prey, particularly insects , especially
grasshoppers, crickets, flies, moths, as well as spiders, frogs and
earthworms. In a rare instance they have been observed foraging along
the branches of a banyan tree for ripe
species is usually
found with cattle and other large grazing and
animals, catching small creatures disturbed by the mammals.
It has a relatively short thick neck, a sturdy bill, and a
hunched posture. The non-breeding adult has mainly white plumage, a
yellow bill and greyish-yellow legs. During the breeding season,
adults develop orange-buff plumes on the
back, breast and crown, and the bill, legs
and irises become bright red for a brief period prior
to pairing. The sexes are similar, but the male is marginally
larger and has slightly longer breeding plumes than the female;
juvenile birds lack coloured plumes and have a black bill.
Depends on very large didtribution area. See Wikipedia
1 to 5 bluish - white eggs, although three or four is most