Tuesday, May 14, 2013

White-faced Ibis

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.

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