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    White-faced Ibis

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    White-faced Ibis

    Plegadis chihi
    • ORDER: Pelecaniformes
    • FAMILY: Threskiornithidae
    Basic Description

    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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    Other Names
    • Ibis Ojos Rojos (Spanish)
    • Ibis à face blanche (French)
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