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White Ibis

Eudocimus albus ORDER: PELECANIFORMES FAMILY: THRESKIORNITHIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A wading bird of the deep South, the striking White Ibis is frequently seen on lawns looking for large insects as well as probing for prey along the shoreline.

At a GlanceHelp

Measurements
Both Sexes
Length
22–26.8 in
56–68 cm
Weight
26.5–37 oz
750–1050 g
Other Names
  • Bec croche, L'Ibis blanc, Petit flaman (French)
  • Corocoro blanco, Coco blanco, Ibis blanco, Coclito blanco (Spanish)

Habitat


Marsh

Food


Insects

Nesting

Nest Placement

Tree

Behavior


Probing

Conservation

status via IUCN

Least Concern

Credits

  • Kushlan, J. A. and K. L. Bildstein. 1992. White Ibis (Eudocimus albus). In The Birds of North America, No. 9 (A. Poole, P. Stettenheim, and F. Gill, Eds.). Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.

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