American White Ibis

Distribution / Range

Found 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.

Description

Measure about 65 cm in length and have a 95 cm wingspan.

They have all-white plumage except for black wingtips (visible in flight) and reddish bills and legs. The red bill blends into the face of breeding birds; non-breeding birds show a pink to red face. Juveniles are largely brown with duller bare parts.

American White Ibis Species Page

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American White Ibis

American White Ibis

Bill Shape
curved
Regions
alabama
arizona
arkansas
atlanticcoast
baja california
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
gulf coast
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
nebraska
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Sounds
clear
harsh call
staccato
melodious
Location
high perching
low perching
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
Forests
Marshes
Color
blackandwhite
white
rust
Body Shape
headcrested
long-legged
Size
large
small
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