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White-faced Ibis

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White-faced IbisPlegadis 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

  • Morito Cariblanco (Spanish)
  • Ibis à face blanche (French)
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