White-faced Ibis by Kimberly Chadwick

Taken in Marana, Arizona with a Canon Powershot SX10IS 4-20-10

Took a ride outside into the desert to and saw about four of these in the fields with some Cows and Mallards

In the American West, White-faced Ibis is most often associated with flooded fields and freshwater marshes and ponds. It is slightly larger heavier than Glossy Ibis; breeding adults are distinguished mainly by their white facial feathering, striking red eyes (also on non-breeding adults) and rosy loral skin. Most adults also show reddish legs, especially at the “knees”. Juveniles are indistinguishable from juveinle Glossy Ibises. Both dark Ibises have expanded there ranges in recent decades.

VOICE (Very similar to Glossy)


  • White-faced ibises are declining throughout North America, where continuing threats include draining of wetlands and the widespread use of pesticides.
  • It is thought that the largest white-faced ibis nesting colony in the world can be found in the marshes around the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
  • A group of ibises has many collective nouns, including a “congregation”, “stand”, and “wedge” of ibises.

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Nicely captured … lovely colouring in this bird, quite unlike ours.

  • Thanks again Trish. What kind are you referring too?

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely capture & nice composition

  • I appreciate that hawker, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 5 years ago

    Nice capture my friend…Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you so very much Tom~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    We have quite large populations of Australian White Ibis and there seem to be less of the Straw-necked Ibis which has beautiful iridescent colouring.
    I would love to see this beautiful White-faced Ibis!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 5 years ago

    Neat find Kimberly, love his pose here!!!

  • Thank you Larry! Take care and BM when all is well~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 5 years ago

    This is great, such excellent work and a great pose!

  • Thank you so very much darlin! I always love hearing from you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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