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White ibis

White ibis

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Scientific Name:

Eudocimus albus


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

Dimensions: 56-71cm

Lifespan: 16

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.

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