Long Legged Waders

White-faced Ibis

Plegadis chihi
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Length: 23 in. (58 cm )
An inhabitant of shallow marshy areas, flooded fields and ponds, the White-faced Ibis uses its long legs to wade in the water. It forages in small groups by methodically pushing its long curved bill in and out of the mud and capturing crustaceans, snails, snakes, and insects. In flight, they often fly in long lines or \V\ formation. This ibis nests colonially, often with other species of herons and egrets. The nest is bulky, made of sticks and aquatic vegetation and placed low in shrubs or trees near the water.

The four-digit banding code is WFIB.

Male | Oliver Niehuis


Marsh / swamp
Bird Sound Type: Honking
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: White-faced Ibis
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: March 22, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/white-faced-ibis

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). White-faced Ibis. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved March 22, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/white-faced-ibis

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Dr. Biology. "White-faced Ibis". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/white-faced-ibis

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Dr. Biology. "White-faced Ibis". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 22 Mar 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/white-faced-ibis

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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