• Biodiversity American White Ibis
  • American White Ibis

    Eudocimus albus

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    Adults are 65 cm long with a 95 cm wingspan. They have reddish bills and legs and white plumage, except for black wingtips that are visible during flight. They are commonly found in coastal marshland or in areas of mowed grass such as lawns or golf courses. Their distribution extends from the Mid-Atlantic coast of the United States down through the tropics of Central and South America. They eat fish, frogs, and insects and live in mixed colonies with other wading birds.

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