Southern N America, C America and northern S America.
Omnivore. Mainly crustaceans, also fish, frogs, snails, slugs, insects and their larvae, small snakes.
Habitat: Salt, brackish or freshwater wetlands, mangroves, swamp forests.
Incubation: 21-23 days / 2-3 eggs
Social structure: large colonies of 500 to 15,000 birds
Weight: male 810–1261g, female 593–901g
Estimated population in the wild: Unknown. Stable.
Threats: There are no major threats to this species.
IUCN Status: Least concern
Did you know that:
Whilst foraging in shallow, sparsely vegetated water, the white ibis uses its long, sensitive bill to search for prey by touch rather than by sight.