White Ibis

Photographic images of the White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)
The Ibis with the gray neck and black feathers is a juvenile.
Harns Marsh, Fort Meyers, FL; FEB 2020

The bright pink and white colors of the White Ibis, remind me of the bright, flamboyant Cadillacs and Packards of the mid to late 1950’s.  The gray, pink and white Packard Caribbean convertible comes to mind.

The White Ibis is found, year around, along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the Southeastern US as well as the Bahamas, the Caribbean and parts of Central America. They nest in trees, in colonies with herons and egrets.

These birds forage by walking along the shore line, sticking their beaks in the mud and feeling around for invertebrates, worms and insects. They will also stab fish, frogs  and crustaceans with their beaks. Interestingly, they remove the claws and pinchers from frogs and crabs before they eat them.

Info from CornellLab All About Birds: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/White_Ibis/lifehistory

Note: Please click on caption to see image at higher resolution.

White Ibis
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, FL; FEB 2020
White Ibis with Inflated Pufferfish
Bunche Beach, Fort Meyers, FL; FEB 2020
White Ibis
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, FL; FEB 2020
White Ibis
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, FL; FEB 2020

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