Project Description

American White Ibis

Eudocimus albus

Animal Class: Birds

Height: 23 to 27 inches

Weight: 3 pounds

Life Span: 20 years

Diet: Wild: Fish, invertebrates, small reptiles and amphibians, insects, plant matter

Habitat: American white ibises can be found in tropical shore, marsh, mudflat, lake, and cultivated cropland habitats in Florida, Cuba, North Carolina and Texas.

The American white ibis is a medium-size, long-legged wading bird with white plumage, and black tips on flight feathers. They have a pinkish-red face and bill and spindly red legs. Their bills are long, slender, and down-curved. The white ibis is a quiet bird, only making soft grunts and croaks during breeding season.

Our White Ibis: John (male)