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Eudocimus albus1 The American white ibis is a species of bird in the ibis family. This particular ibis is a medium-sized bird with an overall white plumage, bright red-orange down-curved bill and long legs, and black wing tips that are usually only visible in flight. Males are larger and have longer bills than females. Their diet consists primarily of small aquatic prey, such as insects and small fishes. Crayfish are its preferred food in most regions, but it can adjust its diet according to the habitat and prey abundance. Its main foraging behavior is probing with its beak at the bottom of shallow water to feel for and capture its prey. It does not see the prey. Human pollution has affected the behavior of the American white ibis via an increase in the concentrations of methylmercury, which is released into the environment from untreated waste. Exposure to methylmercury alters the hormone levels of American white ibis, affecting their mating and nesting behavior and leading to lower reproduction rates. American White Ibis,Daylight,Detail,Eudocimus albus,Fall,Fl. Wet Lands,Florida,Geotagged,United States,White Bird,White Ibis,Wildlife,nature,photo by T.G,tree Click/tap to enlarge

Eudocimus albus1

The American white ibis is a species of bird in the ibis family. This particular ibis is a medium-sized bird with an overall white plumage, bright red-orange down-curved bill and long legs, and black wing tips that are usually only visible in flight. Males are larger and have longer bills than females. Their diet consists primarily of small aquatic prey, such as insects and small fishes. Crayfish are its preferred food in most regions, but it can adjust its diet according to the habitat and prey abundance. Its main foraging behavior is probing with its beak at the bottom of shallow water to feel for and capture its prey. It does not see the prey. Human pollution has affected the behavior of the American white ibis via an increase in the concentrations of methylmercury, which is released into the environment from untreated waste. Exposure to methylmercury alters the hormone levels of American white ibis, affecting their mating and nesting behavior and leading to lower reproduction rates.

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The American White Ibis is a species of bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae. It is found from the mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast of the United States south through most of the New World tropics.

Similar species: Pelecaniformes
Species identified by nomad2326
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Uploaded Jul 11, 2016. Captured Dec 17, 2015 11:38 in 3001 Sheridan St, Hollywood, FL 33021, USA.
  • NIKON D3200
  • f/10.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 180mm