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American White Ibis, Eudocimus albus is a species of wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae which occurs 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. It also occurs on mowed grass, lawns, and has become common in some city parks, where it can be found feeding alone or with other Ibis. It builds a stick nest in trees, bushes, or over water, and 2 to 5 eggs are typically laid. White ibises are monogamous and colonial, usually nesting in mixed colonies with other wading species.

This ibis feeds by probing with its long, downcurved beak. Its diet consists of various fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as insects and small reptiles.

Adults are 65 cm long with 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; they are distinguished from the Glossy and White-faced Ibises by white underparts and rumps. Over all both sexes look alike.

Like the other species of ibis, the White Ibis flies with neck and legs outstretched, often in long, loose lines.

The song of the male is an advertising hunk-hunk-hunk-hunk. The female squeals. When feeding, the birds often give a soft, grunting croo, croo, croo as they forage. Wilipedia

Walton Rocks Beach area, South Hutchinson Island in Jensen Beach, FL
Nikon D70s
70-300mm
F8, 1/1000
10/31/08 – 276/48

Featured in Sold – 12/13/09
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Ibis in Snow? – Pencil done in pencil.

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  • Paul Gibbons
    Paul Gibbonsover 5 years ago

    Excellent work, it looks more like goo than snow.

  • Thanks so much Paul…it’s sea foam! :)

    – Donna Adamski

  • Visual   Inspirations
    Visual Inspi...over 5 years ago

    WOW!! What are these guys?? This is so cool! LITTERALLY!!! lol

  • Beach birds!! Ibis…Thanks so much sweetie

    – Donna Adamski

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 5 years ago

    beautiful capture!

  • Thank you Coffeetea :)

    – Donna Adamski

  • Fremme
    Fremmeover 5 years ago

    you had me going here with the snow, great image, the water gave a great feel to this image, great job,

  • I couldn’t resist…it does resemble snow! Thanks Fremme :)

    – Donna Adamski

  • WJPhotography
    WJPhotographyover 5 years ago

    Whoa…fantastic :))))))))))))

  • Thanks so much Wendy :)

    – Donna Adamski

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    It took me a while to see that it is foam. Wonderful image

  • LOL…Got ya! Thanks so much sweetie :)

    – Donna Adamski

  • Boretti
    Borettiover 5 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Thanks so much Robert :)

    – Donna Adamski

  • DoreenPhillips
    DoreenPhillipsover 5 years ago

    Snow hoho!!!....×..one of my fave birds OG……..X

  • LOL…Cool…It doesn’t snow where I live…Thank goodness! Hate the cold! Thanks sweetie :)

    – Donna Adamski

  • DoreenPhillips
    DoreenPhillipsover 5 years ago

    I wanna be where it doesnt snowhooboohoo....×.....x

  • Move to Florida!!! LOL I would love to visit the UK in the summer!!!

    – Donna Adamski

  • DoreenPhillips
    DoreenPhillipsover 5 years ago

    Well You can visit me in Bonnie Scotland…….xxxx……..most welcome....×...I may just move next to you….hehehe.........×...I could be the rare scottish wildlife…hahaha….x

  • LOL…I would love it!

    – Donna Adamski

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