White Ibis Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    White Ibises are large wading birds with football-shaped bodies. They have long legs and a long neck that they hold out straight in flight. Their bill is long and curved.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Cattle Egret, smaller than a Great Egret.

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 22.1-26.8 in (56-68 cm)
      • Weight: 26.5-37.0 oz (750-1050 g)