IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Comprehensive Description

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Eudocimus albus, the white ibis, is a member of the Order Ciconiiformes (herons and storks). It is a long necked wading bird in which the sexes are similar in appearance. Major identifying characteristics include its long decurved bill, longer in males than in females; entirely white body coloration, pink bill, and legs, black tipped outer primary feathers, and distinctive bare face which ranges in shades from red to pink. The eyes of adults are blue.


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© Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce

Source: Indian River Lagoon Species Inventory


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