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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.

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Appearance

Heronlike
Heronlike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Long, down-curved, bright red bill.
  • Long red legs.
  • Body all white.
  • Tips of wings black.

Immature Description

Shaped like adult, but with crown back, dusky neck, and orange bill. Older birds can be mottled brown and white.

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Similar Species

  • Egrets have straight bills and lack black wingtips.
  • Wood Stork is much larger, has a dark, bare face and bill, and has extensive black in the wings.