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White-faced Ibis

Plegadis chihi ORDER: PELECANIFORMES FAMILY: THRESKIORNITHIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A dark wading bird with a long, down-curved bill, the White-faced Ibis is a western replacement for the Glossy Ibis. Similar in appearance and habits, the two species can be distinguished only by slight differences in coloring of the face and legs.

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Measurements
Both Sexes
Length
18.1–22 in
46–56 cm
Weight
15.9–18.5 oz
450–525 g
Other Names
  • Ibis á Face Blanche, Bec Crosha, Pêcheur (French)
  • Cuervo de Cañada (Spanish)

Habitat


Marsh

Food


Insects

Nesting

Nest Placement

Ground

Behavior


Probing

Conservation

status via IUCN

Least Concern

Credits

  • Ryder, R. A., and D. E. Manry. 1994. White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi). In The Birds of North America, No. 130 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.). Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D.C.: The American Ornithologists' Union.

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