White-faced Ibis (CVB) – Reflections of the Natural World

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Learn 100 Common Valley Birds Blog Post Species # 74/100

Few things in the world fill us with as much pleasure as birds, and understanding them by name just contributes to our enjoyment. In California’s Central Valley, with just a bit of effort, anybody can discover 100 regional bird types. Specifically because daily Valley Residents are available in contact with a minimum of a lots types that many acknowledge, however might not understand the name of. The intent of this blog site is for fans to learn more about and have the ability to recognize 100 typical valley birds.
A Reflections of the Natural World Blog Post Series by Jim Gain

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Alternate (Breeding) Plumage

WHAT’S IN A NAME

White-faced Ibis– Plegadis chihi
Name Roots: (Greek. plegadis, “a sickle or scythe”– chihi, [a South American name])

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Basic (Winter) Plumage

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

The White-faced Ibis has a long decurved costs. In reproducing plumage, it is general dark with rainbowlike green and reddish tones on grownups with a broad white border to its reddish face and red eyes. The colors end up being more controlled in winter season and the white face border vanishes.

AN INTERESTING OR UNUSUAL FACT

Similar to bowerbirds, White-faced Ibises in some cases include human-made items they’ve discovered, consisting of cigarette lighters, empty shotgun shells, plastic dolls, and hair combs into their nests.

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DISTRIBUTION STATUS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY

The White-faced Ibis is a Fairly Common Winter Visitor in California’s Central Valley and can be discovered in Freshwater Wetlands, Flooded Fields and Grasslands.

eBird Bar Charts & & Map Grid

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