American White Ibises

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The American white ibis (eudocimus albus) can be found from Maryland to Florida in the southeastern United States, and along the gulf coast states to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America in Columbia and Venezuela, as well as the Caribbean. Look for it in the wetlands of the cypress, hardwood and mangrove swamps, as well as the freshwater and saltwater marshes along the coasts.

The American white ibises diet consists almost exclusively of crustaceans and small fish with a preference for crayfish. They also eats large insects, frogs, lizards, snakes and other prey that gets too close. You will typically see them probing in soft ground and shallow water with their beak for their prey which they detect mainly by touch.

This is a very social bird and will often be seen in large flocks.

Step Carefully

An American white ibis wades through the swamp looking for prey in tampa, Florida's Letuce Lake Park.

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Eudocimus Albus

An American white ibis pershes in the top of a tree in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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At Rest In The Swamp

I found this American white ibis in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Not Quite A Grown-up

An immature American white ibis sits in a bush in an Osceola County Rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Feeding Etiquette

A roseate spoonbill is surrounded by a group of immature American white Ibises in a marshy area off Bishops Habor Road near Rubonia, Florida in Manatee County. It was mid November of 2016 and the spoonbill seemed to be lecturing the young ibises about feeding etiquette.

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Back Lit Landing

This American white ibis comes in for a landing at Lakeland, Florida's Lake Morton in late September of 2016.

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Trimmed In Pink

This American white ibis was perched on a limb among the cypress trees in a swampy section of Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park in August of 2016.

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Immature Flight

This immature white ibis takes flight from a pasture pond in southeastern Pasco County near Crystal Springs, Florida on a warm July 3, 2016 summer day.

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Ouch

This black necked stilt pecked the immature American white ibis to try to get it to move to get more feeding space. The birds were flocking to this drying pond in Ruskin, Florida to take advantage of the conditions.

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Wading White Ibis

American white ibis wading through duck weed at Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida.

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The Three Amigos

These three American white Ibises were part of a much larger group in Lake Parker Park in Lakeland, Florida.

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