White Ibis

White Ibis are considered the most abundant wading bird in the Everglades.

Small flocks of White Ibis usually forage together in shallow areas with less than 8 inches of water, but they also love lawns and parks.

 

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Adult White Ibis foraging a lawn in Everglades City

 

Did you know White Ibis are not born white?  They are mostly brown, slowing changing from brown to white patches as shown below, turning totally white before they turn one year old.

 

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Immature White Ibis with a muddy beak from recent swamp foraging

 

Although their beaks curve down, it still looks like they’re throwing a lovely smile with those enchanting blue eyes.

 

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Adult White Ibis

 

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Immature White Ibis relaxing high up in a tree

 

 

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