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White Ibis

Photo by Bob Gress


Common Name: White Ibis

Scientific Name: Eudocimus albus


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. Decurved orange-red bills and reddish legs distinguish them from herons, egrets and other ibises.
White Ibises occur in small numbers or are found only in localized sites within the Great Plains.