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Alternative name: American White Ibis to distinguish it from the Australian White Ibis.
56â€“71 cm (22-27Â¾) long; 95 cm wingspan
Juveniles are largely brown with duller bare parts
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Occurs from the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States south through most of the New World tropics.
Their favoured habitat is marshy wetlands and coastal pools. They also occur on mowed grass and have become common in some city parks.
In flight the neck and legs are outstretched and are often seen in long, loose lines.
Monogomous and colonial, usually nesting in mixed colonies with other wading species.
They use the long, curved bill to probe in mud for a variety of fish, frogs and insects.
Call: the male advertises his presence with a hunk-hunk-hunk-hunk. The female squeals.
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