White-faced Ibis Images and Information:
- White-faced Ibis are dark, long-legged wading birds with decurved bills and metallic bronze plumage.
- White-faced Ibis are primarily found west of the Mississippi River and are migratory. Their range sometimes overlaps with the Glossy Ibis that is found east of the Mississippi River along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
- They are declining in their range where continuing threats such as development and draining of wetlands is occurring.
- The largest nesting colony of White-faced Ibis is in the marshes of the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
- Preferred habitats include salt and freshwater marshes, brushy islands, irrigated land, flooded pastures and damp meadows.
- The diet of White-faced Ibis includes insects, crustaceans, frogs, snails, small fish, leeches, spiders and aquatic insect and their larvae.
- White-faced Ibis are colonial nesters, they lay between 2 to 5 eggs which take 17 to 26 days to hatch. Both sexes incubate.
- A group of Ibis can be called a “congregation”, “stand” and “wedge” of ibis.
- White-faced Ibis can live up to 14 years.
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