10 Cattle Egrets in Acacia Tree in Brumaire, Saint Kitts

Saint Kitts has about 120 species of trees. The varieties vary across the island based on soil types, proximity to the sea and wind plus a multitude of micro-climates. This is an acacia (Acacia farnesiana). The tree thrives on dry, rocky hills. The colloquial name of needle bush explains why this evergreen hosts a flock of cattle egrets. The branches are lined with long, thin and sharp thorns. They provide the colonies of nesting birds with protection from predators.


Cayon St, Brumaire, St. Kitts & Nevis


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