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White Ibis

White Ibis, 1st winter, med res, Eagle Lakes, 2020-10-23, DSC_3476_edited-2.jpg

White Ibises are common birds in Florida – sometimes locally known as “Chokoloskee Chicken” – because a century ago they were commonly eaten. They stand about two feet tall, have a long thin, pink bill that is red with a black tip during nesting, and they often feed in groups. While they are wetland birds, they also frequent yards, performing a service for us by eating sod webworms.