The Dynamic Spectrum Photography Group | White Ibis
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Modified 16-Aug-18
Created 22-May-18
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White Ibis are particularly distinctive, with red legs and a long, curving red bill. Since they move in flocks, you’ll see them roaming across lawns and hanging out in trees, One of the most numerous wading birds in Florida, and common elsewhere in the southeast. Highly sociable at all seasons, roosting and feeding in flocks, nesting in large colonies. When groups wade through shallows, probing with their long bills, other wading birds such as egrets may follow them to catch prey stirred up by the ibises. Feeding Behavior
Forages by walking slowly in shallow water, sweeping bill from side to side and probing at bottom. Also forages on land, especially on mud or in short grass. Finds food by touch while probing, by sight at other times, seizing items from surface. White Ibises may steal food from each other and, in turn, have food stolen from them by larger species.
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