I Is For Ibis
Ibis are several varieties of long-legged coastal birds, ranging from black and white to bright scarlet. Stylized drawings of this bird can be found in the ancient artwork of the Egyptians. Sadly these birds have are becoming endangered in the Middle East.
Scarlet Ibis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Ibis are a group of long-legged water birds which live in colonies in coastal areas. They can be found living near both fresh or salt water. They can be found in the southern part of North American, Central American, the norther part of South American, in the Caribbean, Australia and parts of Africa.
There are many species of Ibis, including the scarlet ibis, the white ibis and the Australian ibis (which has a black head and white body).
The Egyptians associated the ibis with their god Thoth.
What Do Ibis Eat?
Ibis like to eat shrimp, small crabs, bugs, water snakes, frogs and small fish.
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Learn About Ibises
- Scarlet ibis in Suriname
The scarlet ibis is a vivid scarlet bird (50 cm) with a curved bill. The sensitive bill is used to search for food, mainly small animals in the mud along the coast.
- Scarlet Ibis
Ibis are found in North America, Africa, Madagascar, Eurasia (except the northern areas), Australia, Central and South America, and Trinidad.
- Scarlet Ibis Page
E.J. Peiker, Nature Photographer
- Ibis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ibises are a group of long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae. They all have long downcurved bills, and usually feed as a group, probing mud for food items, usually crustaceans. Most species nest in trees, often with spoonbills or he
- Australian White Ibis
The Australian White Ibis is identified by its almost entirely white body plumage and black head and neck. The head is featherless and its black bill is long and down-curved.
- White Ibis
One of the most numerous wading birds in Florida, and common elsewhere in the southeast.