I have called these birds Mumbles because of their habit of constantly talking to themselves and each other. It’s funny and at times annoying.
The Dick Tracy comic strip 1931 – 1977 had a character named Mumbles, a bad guy. Who mumbled to himself. Like a White Ibis.
I just checked for accuracy, to be sure I didn’t make this whole thing up in my head. Contrary to what has been said the original Dick Tracy was before my time.
Trivia…..Mumbles was modeled after Bing Crosby. The comic strip writer Chester Gould used famous 1930-1940 people for his characters. And of course we all know Dick Tracy had the first ‘smart watch’.
Anyway, here is latest shots of Mumbles.