White-faced Ibis

The White-faced Ibis is a wading bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae.

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

The White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) is a wading bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae. This species breeds colonially in marshes, usually nesting in bushes or low trees. Its breeding range extends from the western USA south through Mexico, as well as from southeastern Brazil and southeastern Bolivia south to central Argentina, and along the coast of central Chile. Its winter range extends from southern California and Louisiana south to include the rest of its breeding range. More

White-faced Ibis at 6 weeks. (Photo: Marie Travers/IBRRC) Common name: White-faced Ibis Latin name: Plegadis chihi Family: Threskiornithidae Length: 22 inches Wing span: 37 inches Weight: 1.3 pounds (610 g) Habitat: Freshwater wetlands, including ponds, swamps and marshes. More

The White-faced Ibis is a wading bird that is a member of the Threskiornithidae family. These birds prefer to breed in marshlands in large colonies. The range for this species includes the western United States, Mexico, southeastern Brazil, southeastern Bolivia, central Argentina, and the coast of central Chile. In the winter months, northern populations will migrate south, extending from California and Louisiana southward. Nests are built in low bushes or trees found in its natural habitat. More

The White-faced Ibis is a medium-sized (46-56 cm tall, 450-525 grams) dark wading bird with a 1 meter wingspan. Their rich brown plumage has metallic purple highlights on the back and shoulders and bronze and green tints on the wings and tail. They have long, slender decurved bills. The bare skin of the legs is grey most of the year, deepening to maroon in the breeding season. Breeding adults have red eyes. More

White-faced Ibis - Plegadis chihiThe White-faced Ibis is the Ibis most commonly found in South Dakota. It is very similar to the Glossy Ibis, but the two species ranges are generally distinctive. Where they do overlap, intermediates (possibly hybrids) can make positive identification nearly impossible. They currently appear to be expanding in both range and in number. Habitat: Prefers shallow freshwater marshes, flooded fields, rice paddies. Will also forage in saltwater marshes. More

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White-faced Ibis can be locally common in one year, yet absent the next. Semi-nomadic, they are often quick to find new habitat created by excessive rainfall or temporary flooding. The White-faced is very similar to the Glossy Ibis, but the ranges of the two species overlap only within a small area along the Gulf Coast. Range & Distribution The White-faced Ibis rarely occurs east of the Mississippi River. More

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi). In The Birds of North America, No. 130 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.). Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D.C.: The American Ornithologists' Union. Back to Top Range Map Help - White-faced Ibis Range MapView dynamic map of eBird sightings Come watch nesting birds at Nestcams. More

* White-faced Ibis Species Account - Cornell Lab of Ornithology * White-faced Ibis Information and Photos - South Dakota Birds and Birding * White-faced Ibis - Plegadis chihi - USGS Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia. More

Aspects of the topic white-faced ibis are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * description (in ibis (bird subfamily)) The glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) and its close relative the white-faced ibis (P. chihi) are small forms with dark reddish brown and glossy purplish plumage. As a group they are found throughout the warmer regions of the world. More

Oregon is the white-faced ibis (Plegadis chihi, WFIB). These long-legged wading birds feed primarily on invertebrates in the wetlands and irrigated croplands that characterize the Great Basin region. A ban on the use of DDT (an agricultural pesticide) in this country a quarter century ago has resulted in the dramatic recovery of most affected species. More

help confirm this as a White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi). Most field guides and other sources state that juveniles of White-faced and Glossy Ibises (Plegadis falcinellus) are indistinguishable in the field. I figured the best thing to do was to get others down here to get a consensus on the field marks. I called several birders to let them know that there was an interesting ibis at the Bradley that warranted some attention due to a few apparent field marks. More

White-faced Ibises nest in large colonies, usually in dense, emergent, marsh vegetation. Ibises feed in large flocks in flooded fields and shallow wetlands, primarily on insects, crustaceans and earthworms. Pesticide and heavy metal contamination and drainage of wetlands led to an alarming drop in numbers in the 1960s and 1970s. More

The White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) is fairly common in the western two-thirds of the United States southward to South America. There have been a number of papers written in recent years about separating the species from the similar Glossy Ibis (P. falcinellus) since in all but high breeding plumage they can be difficult to tell apart. The reader is referred to many such published accounts if interested. More

The colony of White-faced Ibis was rescued from a three acre rice field that was harvested on Saturday, July 21, 2007 forcing hundreds of parents to abandon their babies and nests. 78 live baby ibis and eggs were rescued and taken to International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) in Cordelia. The California Dept. of Fish and Game is investigating; all migratory birds are protected by Federal laws. ibis release photo Headed home, Ibis is released back to the wild. More

The White-faced Ibis is a dark, chestnut colored-bird with green or purple on its head and upper parts, and a long, down-curved bill. It is very similar in appearance to the Glossy Ibis except during the breeding season when the White-faced Ibis has a narrow border of white feathers all around its bare facial skin at the base of the bill. This ibis has reddish legs and feet and red bare skin on the face around the eyes. More

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) = Texas Status Threatened Description The white-faced ibis is a dark, chestnut colored-bird with green or purple on its head and upper parts, and a long, down-curved bill. More

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Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Threskiornithidae
Genus : Plegadis
Species : chihi
Authority : (Vieillot, 1817)