Ibis, White and Green

I was not very familiar with ibises before our recent visit to Brazos Bend State Park. There were two varieties on display, the American White Ibis and the Green Ibis.

american white ibis
American White Ibis family

The key distinguishing feature of the ibis is the downward curved beak, as compared to say egret or heron which have straight beaks. The American White Ibis ranges through North and Central America.

green ibis 2
Green Ibis

The Green Ibis is more of a Central and Southern American bird, so Texas is a natural place where the two would meet.

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Ibis, White and Green

  1. Thanks for your comment. According to Wikipedia, the green ibis has been seen as far north as Kansas. However you raise an interesting question, as it is also similar to the juvenile Glossy/White Faced – judging from internet pics. I’m an ibis beginner, so my id may be incorrect?

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