White Ibis

The White Ibis is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) is a species of wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae which occurs from the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States south through most of the New World tropics. It occurs in marshy wetlands and pools near the coast. It also occurs on mowed grass, lawns, and has become common in some city parks, where it can be found feeding alone or with other Ibis. More

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. More

White Ibis The white ibis about two feet tall and has a wingspan of about three feet. It is entirely white except for its black-edged wings. Its blacked tipped wings may not be noticeable when the ibis is at rest, but are easily seen when it is in flight. It has a long, down-curved reddish-orange bill and a reddish-orange face. It legs are long and gray, except for during breeding season when they turn reddish-orange. More

The Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca) is a wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae, also known as the "Sheep bird". It is widespread across much of Australia. It has a predominantly white plumage with a bare, black head, long downcurved bill and black legs. More

large flocks, the White Ibis is easily identified by its white plumage and long curved red bill. Range & Distribution In North America, the White Ibis breeds coastally from Louisiana east along the Gulf Coast. They occur inland across Florida, and along the Atlantic coast as far north as the Carolinas. The non-breeding range extends further inland, north to Virginia, and west to eastern Texas. More

flocks of white ibis numbering in the thousands. Today, breeding white ibis have declined by 95% in southern Florida due to hydrological changes in the Everglades. More

DESCRIPTION: The white ibis is a medium-sized wading bird, about 56 centimeters in height; characterized by a long, narrow down-curved bill. Plumage is entirely white with the exception of the tips of the four longest primaries which are black (often appear iridescent green). Irises of adults are pale blue. The appearance of males and females is similar, but males tend to be larger than females and have a disproportionately longer bill. More

The White Ibis is a striking, white wading bird with a long, distinctively decurved bill. It usually nests, feeds, and flies in large conspecific flocks, and in many ways epitomizes the freshwater and coastal wetlands of the southeastern United States. Historically one of the most abundant of North American wading birds, it still maintains large regional populations with a few nesting colonies of 20,000–30,000 pairs. More

that can be seen there, the White Ibis is one of the most common. White IbisEudocimus albus One of the most numerous wading birds in Florida, and common elsewhere in the southeast. Highly sociable at all seasons, roosting and feeding in flocks, nesting in large colonies. White Ibises fly in lines or V-formations, with several quick flaps followed by a short glide. More

Immature and young White Ibis foraging a Royal Palm Beach lawn for insects. Florida's Natural Turf Pest Control Technician You have probably seen a flock of these birds wandering around your lawn, probing the soil with their long, decurved bills and wondered what they were doing and what kind of bird it was anyway. More

White Ibis are normally found along the Atlantic coast from North Carolina south to Florida and the Gulf coast. They are rare but regular visitors to parts of Pennsylvania but this Ibis represents a record first sighting in Adams County. Found on August 1, 2008 by Mike Weible as he drove across the bridge on Marsh Creek. More

The white ibis is mostly white with some gray or black on the tips of its feathers. It has a curved beak and orange colored legs. The white ibis is a wading bird that searches for its food in the shallow waters of the Everglades. It is a touch-feeder and moves its curved beak back and forth waiting for a fish to swim by to catch. It eats small fish like minnows and mosquito fish. More

The Australian white ibis, Threskionis molucca, is a highly visible native water bird in New South Wales. What do they look like? - * Like all ibises, the Australian white ibis has a large, curved beak designed for probing. More

White Ibis adults have white plumage and pink facial bare skin. Bill and legs are red. Eyes are bluish white. PROTECTION / THREATS / STATUS: White Ibis is considered as game bird throughout its range. They are threatened by habitat loss and destruction of colony sites by humans. At this time, there is no special status for this species, because populations do not suffer large decreases. More

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The White Ibis is a coastal bird species with pink skin on the face, bill and legs that turns scarlet during breeding seasons. This species flies in a straight line formation, and roosts in high trees and bushes at night. The preferred habitat of the White Ibis is coastal salt marshes, swamps and mangroves. It may be found on the Gulf Coast, mid-Atlantic coast and Mexican coast. More

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White Ibis - Wade Island near Harrisburg, Dauphin County; August 8, 2007. Photos by Don Detwiler. Note the long, downcurved bill, which is turning orange (especially near its base), the light brown neck, and the dark brown upperparts. This excellent flight shot shows the white rump in addition to the long, downcurved, dull orange bill, the light brown neck, and the dark brown upperparts. More

White Ibis in Maryland Above and below: A juvenile White Ibis on Assateague Island, Maryland (9/25/2009). This is one of three White Ibis that flew over Bayside Assateague in the morning flight - one adult and two juveniles. Although White Ibis breed in Virginia, this species remains extremely rare in Worcester Co. This juvenile was tracked down at the Life of the Marsh Trail, where it was tossing back mummichogs amidst Laughing Gulls and other waders. More

White Ibis - Eudocimus albusThe mature White Ibis is easily distinguished from other Ibis, thanks to its stark all-white plumage. Generally a bird found near the coastlines in the Southeastern United States, strays do occasionally wander well north of the normal breeding range. It remains an extremely rare visitor to South Dakota, however. While they often feed in wetland environments, they also often will forage on manicured lawns in the Southeast, searching for large insects. More

The White Ibis is a wader. It can be seen along the shore, up to its knees in water, sweeping its head from side-to-side in search of food. Its long, curved bill is handy for probing the mud while searching for crabs and crayfish. This efficient hunter rarely takes time to savor his meal. He swallows his prey whole and keeps on hunting. This pretty white shore bird can be seen foraging along the Southern Eastern Seaboard from the Carolinas to Texas. More

* Comments: White Ibises generally forage in groups, walking slowly with their heads down probing for prey with their bills. Breeding adults have red legs, black-tipped red bills and red faces. In flight, mottled brown and white young birds show a triangular white rump patch. Adults show black tips on their first four primaries. More

White Ibis In Flight White Ibis Copyright More

An American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus); west end of Elm Lake at Brazos Bend State Park, near Houston, Texas. The White Ibis is a medium-sized wading bird with a body shape Similar to the Great Blue Heron. They have all-white feathers except for the black wingtips (visible in flight). The pink to red face blends into a long, curved bill, which is brown at the tip. It also has long pink legs with webbed toes. More

Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Threskiornithidae
Genus : Eudocimus
Species : albus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)
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