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White-faced Ibis's by Kimberly Chadwick

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White-faced Ibis

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)

INTERESTING FACTS

  • 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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kimberly chadwick, nature, avian, white faced ibis, wildlife

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Comments

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture. Love the entire image…. Wishing the birds had OPEN WINGS… What a great eye for composition… :)))))

  • Well seeing that nature is what it is…….perhaps next time..lol. Thank you cookie!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture my friend.Nice find…Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you Tom, I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Nicely captured, no mistaking those Ibis beaks !

  • lol, thank you Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    May 15, 2011

  • How awesome, thank you Teresa so very much!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    awesome awesome….saw my first ibis just 4 days ago…still don’t know for sure if they were the Glossy or White-faced. What beautiful creatures they are!

  • They truly are, especially in their breeding colors!! Thank you Carla!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your lovely feature, wonderful work.

  • Thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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