White Ibis Almost Grown - Click To Enlarge

White Ibis Almost Grown

Almost a year old, so probably hatched last summer. It takes a year to lose the brown feathers and change to white.

White Ibis Almost Grown - Click To Enlarge
White Ibis Almost Grown – Click To Enlarge
White Ibis Almost Grown - Click To Enlarge
White Ibis Almost Grown – Click To Enlarge

The bill will also become a bold red/orange.

White Ibis Almost Grown - Click To Enlarge
White Ibis Almost Grown – Click To Enlarge

This is the bird that tends to mumble as it walks around. Not only that they forage in the soft mud. Which is the strangest thing of a strange white bird… they somehow stay bright white.

2 thoughts on “White Ibis Almost Grown”

    1. They are one of the shorter wading birds, about 2 foot tall. In the swamp there are very small flocks. At the shore, and Florida, there are large flocks and they all fly together at night to roost. Weird birds, I have some white adult photos to process from the other day.

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