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White faced Ibis

Plegadis chihi

Description:

Big blackish waterfowl. Long, curved bill. Zoom in on them and they have beautiful irradescent feathers.

Habitat:

Little marsh where water runs off a wheat field.

Notes:

Dont know what the birds in the background are either!

1 Species ID Suggestions

White-faced Ibis
Plegadis chihi


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5 Comments

EvelynWilson
EvelynWilson 7 years ago

Thanks JenKnight, I live about 200 yards from this marsh! Just have to be careful wading through the wheat, rattlesnakes are out!

EvelynWilson
EvelynWilson 7 years ago

Thanks for the ID Cody.conway!

JenKnight
JenKnight 7 years ago

Cody: good call on the white-faced ibis, I was thinking glossy but you made me look closer.
Evelyn: looks like you're having a great trip!

Cody.conway
Cody.conway 7 years ago

The closest birds are White-faced Ibis, next row back is the Black-necked Stilts, behind that is a bird from the family recurvostridae, the American Avocet in lovely alternative plumage!

Maybe something on Threskiornithidae...

EvelynWilson
Spotted by
EvelynWilson

Sonora, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 23, 2013
Submitted on Apr 27, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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