Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Glossy, White & White-faced

 I am linking up my  post with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

 I decided to post on the various Ibis... a wading bird I have seen over the years. The photos are from my archives but I am pretty sure I have never shown them together so you can see the differences in the Ibis. Thanks to Wikipedia, I was amazed at just how many Ibis there really are around the world. 28 species and 2 are extinct.

During my trip to Panama I was able to see a group of White Ibis on the shores of the Panama Canal.

Not the best photo but we were on the boat going thru the canal. They are easy to id with their long red bills, red legs and white bodies.


The Glossy Ibis is more commonly seen here on the East Coast in the summer months. This shot above was taken at the Edwin Forsythe NWR.

More of the Glossy Ibis seen at the wildlife refuge in New Jersey.


Above the White-faced Ibis has a white border next to the red facial skin and they have red eyes. Adults also show reddish legs. This White-faced Ibis was seen at the Bear Lake NWR in Idaho. They look very similar to the Glossy Ibis

After checking out Wikipedia's Ibis photos, I would really love to see the Scarlet Ibis, what a beautiful bird. The Scarlet Ibis can be seen in South America and the Caribbean. I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post.

To see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes.
I wish everyone a happy week ahead and Happy Birding!

44 comments:

HansHB said...

So nice to see!
perfect post for WBW!

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas todas as fotos! beijos,tudo de bom,chica

TexWisGirl said...

since i've been privileged to see the white, i'd LOVE to see a glossy next!!!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful pictures of Glossy Ibis.. Regards

Caroline Gill said...

These are such beautiful birds, Eileen. I see Little Egret here ... but would particularly like to see a Glossy Ibis!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

neat. enjoy the bird in the grass. all those cool colors. i wish i had purplish-pink colored legs. awesome!! birds really get to show off, don't they?!? ha. ha!!

mick said...

Great photos and very interesting about the Ibis. We have another two out here in Australia that you didn't mention - the Australian White Ibis and the Straw-necked Ibis.

Karen said...

Great captures! I had no idea there were so any kinds.

Linda said...

Who knew there were so many! I especially love that last shot! Great work!

Carver said...

Great shots of the different wading birds. They are such fun to watch and you captured these well.

Larry said...

Cool shots of the Ibis's Eileen! I especially like the White-faced Ibis shot!

Maria said...

I love these three Ibises, I saw the Glossy in Florida.

Betsy Adams said...

It's great seeing the 3 different Ibis's in one post... They are all gorgeous... Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful Eileen! A great tutorial. I remember seeing the white-faced for the first time when we were in Port Arnasas Texas...I was in a birding group and I kept thinking I was looking at the wrong bird when the leader said it's name. It didn't seem like a white-faced anything to me!!!

We have the white ones here in great numbers (I think they're just the same as ones you picture from Panama.).

Thanks!!

Stephanie said...

Wow those are awesome! Cook beaks on those birds.

bailey-road.com said...

Great captures! The birds are beautiful.

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Montanagirl said...

Nice Ibis shots. We get the white-faced Ibis here

lotusleaf said...

Great pictures!

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures - we have 3 species down here as well.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Glossy Isis, you take a brilliant picture.

Brian King said...

Love the bills on the Ibis! So unique!

Giga said...

One u nas nie żyją na wolności, ale jak mam okazję to oglądam je w innych krajach. Są śliczne i bardzo lubię ich zakrzywione dzioby. Pozdrawiam.
One we do not live in the wild, but as I get a chance to watch them in other countries. They're beautiful and I really like their curved beaks. Yours.

Leora said...

Ibis really are beautiful birds - must be nice to watch.

Magia da Inês said...

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Muito lindo!

Beijinhos do Brasil.
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caite said...

A bird I actually know...and have seen at the same place! Cool.

Dina said...

Nice to see all of the different ones. I've only seen one white faced here. They are pretty rare.

i stora drag said...

They are all fantastic, Eileen!
I have never seen any of them, but I would like to do it!
Greetings Pia

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!Beautiful pictures!!Great captures as always!Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!!Have a lovely week!!
Dimi..

NatureFootstep said...

I did see the Glossy Ibis in Morocco but not this close. Love those shots.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such neat birds! Their beaks are so unique.

Amanda said...

Love the pic of the four of them. They're actually quite colourful birds aren't they.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I've not seen any of these ibises, the white seems particularly unusual to me.

Debbie said...

i love their curved. long bills!!

i have seen them at the cape may zoo only, never in the wild!!

i had no idea there were so many different species!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

The sheen on the feathers is amazing. Such colours. Well done.
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful birds!! I wonder if we have them in Louisiana? I certainly hope so. What a treat to photograph!

Island Rambles Blog said...

I would love to see any of these ibis birds...I like the variety of colors ....you got some great photos showing the different species.

missing moments said...

Love the white ibis. Great captures!

AVCr8teur said...

I have never seen so many ibis' in one place. I spotted just one at our local park last year.

Leave It To Davis said...

Great shots!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are such beautiful birds and how neat to be near enough to get these great images. the one in the center could be a painting, so pretty!

Linda Gross said...

It is cool that you have seen a few varieties of the ibis. Nice pictures.

Rambling Woods said...

I am not familiar with this bird at all so it was nice to see some. You have taken some great birding trips... Michelle

Hilke Breder said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen! It's always a thrill for me to see these long-legged waders.

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