These two are inseperable

@allknowing (73382)
India
December 6, 2018 5:27am CST
We have quite a few egrets hanging around with cows. It is nice to watch them keeping each other company. It is more with egrets wanting to hang around cows than the other way around. They tolerate each other in a friendly way This egret was taken for a ride by the cow through the length of this main road. I watched them and then clicked this photo.
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@louievill (20394)
• Philippines
6 Dec
It's a symbiotic relation, the cow has lice and parasites removed while the egret gets food and a cool place to perch.
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@allknowing (73382)
• India
6 Dec
On a close watch I only see them strolling together This egret is just enjoying the stroll looking around.
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@Chisso (24)
6 Dec
agreed!!
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@Chisso (24)
6 Dec
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@JudyEv (142362)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Our little willie-wagtails often hang around sheep and cattle (and kangaroos) and feed off the insects that are disturbed as the animals walk.
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@Chisso (24)
6 Dec
It's a beautiful circle of life
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@allknowing (73382)
• India
6 Dec
Why only cows in this case? They can get their food elsewhere. I have seen these birds just keeping the cow company. There are other birds who thrive on insects but they are nowhere to be seen near the cows
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@Chisso (24)
6 Dec
@allknowing always smiling, one smile back at you. lol...
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@sharon6345 (148138)
• United States
7 Dec
I am not sure but all I see is a cow. where is the other thing?
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@allknowing (73382)
• India
8 Dec
It is white and sitting on the cow's back (lol)
@sharon6345 (148138)
• United States
8 Dec
@allknowing oh, goodness are you for real that is too sweet. I have not ever heard that word you called it. I am having a good time with that one.
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@allknowing (73382)
• India
8 Dec
@sharon6345 I get to see this practically everyday.
@Courage7 (22080)
• United States
7 Dec
Lovely little creature riding the cow.
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@allknowing (73382)
• India
7 Dec
Such a beautiful sight watching them
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@Courage7 (22080)
• United States
7 Dec
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@shubhu3 (24200)
• New Delhi, India
6 Dec
This is really beautiful.
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@allknowing (73382)
• India
6 Dec
I do not see any other birds doing this
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@shubhu3 (24200)
• New Delhi, India
8 Dec
@allknowing Me neither.
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@allen0187 (34428)
• Philippines
7 Dec
Looks like both gain something from each other.
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@allknowing (73382)
• India
7 Dec
Bonding
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@CarolDM (9328)
• United States
7 Dec
What a great photo. Love it when you see duos like this unexpectedly.
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@allknowing (73382)
• India
7 Dec
This is routine here. If not this cow some other If not this egret some other (lol)
@responsiveme (18476)
• India
6 Dec
That's acute picture
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@Chisso (24)
6 Dec
I agree
@1creekgirl (13051)
• United States
6 Dec
That's so cool! We get Egrets when the water is high around here, but we don't have cows.
@LadyDuck (189328)
• Switzerland
6 Dec
Usually birds stay on the back of cows because they like the parasite they can get staying there. May be this one simply enjoys a free ride.
• Bekasi, Indonesia
6 Dec
Very good inspiration, Glad I read it
@Chisso (24)
6 Dec
Very nice!!