Tuesday, May 14, 2013
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)
Order: Ciconiiformes Family: Ibises (Threskiornithidae)
The White-faced Ibis is a rare visitor to Minnesota. Generally they range south of Minnesota and South Dakota, but they are sporadic breeders in the north. They are a fairly large bird at 51-66 cm (20-26 in). They have a long downward curving bill. Both sexes appear similar.