The White Ibis – (Eudocimus albus) is a very common bird in South Florida and can be seen in places ranging from yards of people searching for insects to coastlines and swamps looking for small invertebrates to eat. The first picture is a White Ibis at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel island. The next picture are White Ibises at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Ft Myers. These birds inhabit both fresh and salt water environments. They feed on small fish, insects, crustaceans, snails and other small prey. It’s body is all white except for a long downward curved red bill, and long red legs. It is one of the most common wading birds in South Florida and moves around from natural to urban environments, I often see them in yards and neighborhoods searching for insects. There is some additional information about the White Ibis at the All About Birds website.
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