mottled-grey back; long decurved bill; long pale neck (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Buff-necked Ibis
Theristicus caudatus

Native Range: South America

Notes: a familiar and conspicuous bird of open grassland habitats in northern and eastern South America; eats insects, frogs, reptiles, snails, and small mammals; no sexual dimorphism.

pink legs and feet; buffy-colored neck (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

red iris; chestnut breast patch ; dark crown (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

neck is stretched out in flight (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

happy pair (Brazil; 2007-11-09)