Birds Living II by Richard Stade - RStade

White Ibis – foraging

Eudocimus albus

March – Texas

L=25” ...... WS=38” ...... WT=2 lb Order:Ciconiiformes (Herons, Ibises, Storks, New World Vultures, Allies) Family: Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)

White Ibises are in the same order as herons, storks, spoonbills, and New World vultures. They inhabit any area with shallow water or soft substrate. Their decurved bill is used to probe water or mud and they will, like spoonbills, sometimes swish their bill sideways and grasp prey that comes in contact with it.