A white ibis, in breeding colors, at sunset…please view large and enjoy that beautiful blue eye, red face, and feet.

Description ADULT Has mostly white plumage with black wingtips, most obvious in flight. Legs, face, and long, downcurved bill are red; color is most intense in breeding season. JUVENILE Recalls adult, but has brown upper_parts, streaked brown head and neck, white underparts, and dull orange-pink legs, bill, and face. Begins to acquire elements of adult’s white plumage by first summer.

Dimensions Length: 23-27" (58-69 cm); Wngspn: 3’ 2" (97 cm)

Habitat Locally common resident of coastal belt of Gulf coast and Atlantic coast north to North Carolina. Favors wetlands and adjacent grassland.

Range Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Florida, Texas, Southwest, Plains

Discussion Unmistakable wetland bird. Sexes are similar

Information Source: enature.com

I started out as an artist, became a pilot, and ended up where I am now: nature photographer and educator. Being a pilot allowed me to observe the Earth and humanity’s impact on it from 30,000 feet for many years. It allowed me to experience different cultures and to see the world through many lenses.

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Comments

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Stunning capture.

  • thank you :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • Lori13
    Lori13over 2 years ago

    Oh, MY! What a graceful shot!

  • thank you Lori :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • Brenda Dahl
    Brenda Dahlover 2 years ago

    FANTASTIC~!!!!!!!!!!!

  • thank you :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • cs-cookie
    cs-cookieover 2 years ago

    Fabulous shot just tooooo nice

  • thank you :-)

    – William C. Gladish

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