Friday, June 29, 2012

The Glossy Ibis & the White Ibis

These strange looking birds inhabit ponds and swamps.  They forage in groups by walking slowly with heads down, probing the mud with their long, curved bills.

White Ibis

The white Ibis is only fully white when he becomes an adult.  As a juvenile, he has a lot of brown, or is mottled.

Glossy Ibis
The Glossy Ibis is dark in color, and appears to be, guess what...glossy.  You won't see them around here, except possibly in migration.
They love crustaceans, so don't let your crustaceans out of sight

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