Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Photo: Mark Yokoyama

Classification

Ardeidae [family]
Bubulcus [genus] (1)
ibis [species]

Classification

Ardeidae [family]
Bubulcus [genus] (1)
ibis [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Aruba
  • Indigenous (1) - Bonaire
  • Indigenous (1) - Curaçao
  • Indigenous (1) - Saba
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Eustatius
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Maarten
  • Distribution description Worldwide.
    Notes on presence status In 1969 first recorded from Saba (Rojer, 1997). Invaded the Caribbean from Africa by natural dispersal. Breeding bird on the ABC islands, visitor on Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Martin.

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