White Ibis Eudocimus albus


The White Ibis is, as both its common and scientific names imply, white with brilliant scarlet legs, facial skin, and bill. The White Ibis forms a superspecies with the Scarlet Ibis and there have been recent proposals to merge the two species based on ecological similarities and frequent hybridization where their ranges overlap in Venezuela. It is found from the southeastern United States south to northern Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. It inhabits a very wide variety of wetland habitats from marine to freshwater ecosystems.  It particularly favors estuaries, mangrove swamps, tidal mudflats, and inland water bodies where crustaceans are plentiful.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

White Ibis (Eudocimus albus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whiibi