adult in breeding plumage; note white on face (Texas, USA; 2008-05-10)

White-faced Ibis
Plegadis chihi

Native Range: North America and Latin America

Notes: nearly identical in most plumages to Glossy Ibis, except that adults show more white on the face when breeding; nest and roosts in trees, often with other waders.

nonbreeding adult; red iris, no white face (California, USA; 2007-01-07)

first-winter bird; darker iris (California, USA; 2007-10-14)

maturing juvenile, still with dark iris (California, USA; 2006-12-03)

glossy wings; speckled neck and head (California, USA; 2007-10-06)

decurved bill evident even in flight (California, USA; 2006-08-15)

neck and legs both stretched out during flight (California, USA; 2006-09-18)

flock in V-formation (California, USA; 2007-02-03)

some flocks can get quite large (California, USA; 2007-02-03)

nnonbreeders sunning on stump (California, USA; 2008-11-29)

four birds in a row (California, USA; 2011-01-02)

flying solo (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

nnonbreeding adult posing for portrait (California, USA; 2007-01-07)
maturing juvenile;