Ibis

 
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This is an ibis. It is known as an ibis because of its bent nose which is customary for this species of bird. Ibis come in many varied colors. At one time, I thought they were only white but there are scarlet ibis and many other colors. This one was at Lafreniere Park directly outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a nice park prior to Hurricane Katrina. Now(11/16/2005) they have stockpiles of wooded chips there from the hurricane. I am sure this will be cleaned and the birds, such as the ibis will be back to the park.

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Well maidaamca nuts,

Takuo - Sep 20, 2015 02:18 AM EDT
Well maidaamca nuts, how about that.
Guest - May 13, 2006 09:26 PM EDT
Thanks much!!
Guest - May 13, 2006 01:58 PM EDT
nice shot, Dud. Thought I'd commented on this before. Have never seen an Ibis or white Egret.
Guest - Feb 21, 2005 02:29 PM EDT
Thanks. They are also Louisiana residents.
Guest - Feb 21, 2005 01:54 PM EDT
Hi everyone. Seeing so many new birds, critters and wildflowers while I've been camped in the Ocala National Forest, I've almost worn out Mike's son's copy of National Audubon Society Fiels Guide to Florida. A few flowers aren't there, but the birds have all emerged. Your is considered a White Ibis, Dud. The young are quite brown with an almost black wing and whitish belly. They are Florida residents, less common in the Panhandle.
Guest - Feb 21, 2005 12:58 PM EDT
Thanks for the comment. We can not know all so we must be willing to learn.
Guest - Feb 21, 2005 06:05 AM EDT
I learned my lesson when months back, I posted my egret, (now I mean heron). After making that mistake, I decided I would never post another picture of a plant or animal without confirming what it was before I posted it. I think that makes good sense. That way you learn a little about what you are photographing. A naturalist photographer needs to be a bit a naturalist.
Guest - Feb 15, 2005 11:06 AM EDT
Thanks for the comments.
Guest - Feb 09, 2005 09:09 AM EDT
That would be a Great Egret with the staraight bill... This si definatly an IBIS Keith
Guest - Feb 07, 2005 05:43 PM EDT
A white bird with long dark legs and long bill sounds like an egret. They also hold their legs out behind them when they fly. We see quite a few in Texas near lakes and rivers.
Guest - Feb 07, 2005 05:43 PM EDT
A white bird with long dark legs and long bill sounds like an egret. They also hold their legs out behind them when they fly. We see quite a few in Texas near lakes and rivers.
Guest - Jan 31, 2005 11:45 PM EDT
I forgot to list the site name. It has a lot of pictures and is worth noting. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/pictures/Ciconiiformes.html
Guest - Jan 31, 2005 11:44 PM EDT
I did a little and I do mean a little research and found this site just then. It is interesting with many pictures of birds. It seems what I have been seeing in the swamp is an egret and not an ibis. An ibis has a decurved beak. Decurved means it curves downward.
Guest - Jan 31, 2005 10:59 PM EDT
Thanks. That brings me to a question then. I have been calling the white bird of the swamp an ibis. It has a straight beak. When it flies it drags its legs behind it like a pterodactyl. I wonder know what that is but I will now change this bird's name from UFF5 to Ibis.
Guest - Jan 31, 2005 10:51 PM EDT
An ibis does have a long curved bill, but the color can vary. Depending on what they eat, some are almost the color of flamingos.
Guest - Jan 31, 2005 02:54 PM EDT
Thanks Sig but the ibises we have around here do not have the curved beak. It must be a particular type of ibis because it is different then any I have seen before.
Guest - Jan 31, 2005 01:18 PM EDT
I think it is an Ibis.

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