White ibis


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(Zool.) an American ibis (Guara alba) having the plumage pure white, except the tips of the wings, which are black. It inhabits tropical America and the Southern United States. Called also Spanish curlew.

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Its pine forest is home to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, which nests along Woodpecker Trail, The lakes host waterfowl that migrate through the refuge, and the area serves as a rookery for great egrets, snowy egrets, and white ibis.
It is quality marsh habitat that is rich with wildlife including roseate spoonbills, tricolored herons, great egrets, snowy egrets, white ibis, clapper rails, and others.
However, the wasp never got to enjoy the fruits of its labor - it struggled over thick blades of grass with its prey, a large white ibis swooped down and grabbed both the spider and the spider wasp in its beak, and swallowed them in one gulp.
Among the migratory birds are Siberian cranes, greater flamingo, black winged stilt, common teal, common greenshank, northern pintail, yellow wagtail and white wagtail, who arrive every year along with domestic avian species such as common hoopoe, purple sunbird, little cormorant, little egret and white ibis.
There are only few reports of crested caracara hunting waterbirds white ibis (Eudocimus albus; weight 750-1050 g; Bent 1938), cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis; weight 270512 g; Layne et al.
The white ibis is most commonly found in Florida and they are normally nomadic, can travel for miles every day and typically spend much of their day searching for food.
The campus now accommodates various birds including Cattle Egret, Bald Eagle, Wood Stork, White Ibis and Flamingo.
It's true that the interplay of uprightness and obliquity creates a sense of dynamism, and that the curve of the white ibis and that of the bamboos create a sense of rhythm.
Salmonella serotypes Virchow and Hvittingfoss were isolated from an Australian white ibis (Threskiornis molucca) chick and 2 juvenile plumed whistling ducks (Dendrocygna eytoni) in April 2007.
Five bikes were stolen, a red Intense Tazer, a blue Intense Tracer, a white Ibis Mojo, a blue Cotic Bfe, and a white Santa Cruz.
Just months ago, the gender preference change among white ibis populations was documented by University of Florida Professor Peter Frederick.
Peter Frederick, an ecologist at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and his colleagues collected 160 white ibis nestlings from breeding colonies in south Florida in 2005, and split them into four groups, each composed of 20 males and 20 females.