Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 04/20/2015


Photo taken on July 12, 2014


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nature
side view
slough
Plegadis chihi
White-faced Ibis
Family: Threskiornithidae
SE of Calgary
Frank Lake area
Genus: Plegadis
pink bare face bordered with white feathers
iridescent plumage
Ibis
wading bird
water
birds
bird
walking
adult
ornithology
water plants
avian
Canada
Alberta
very rare in Alberta


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The exotic White-faced Ibis

The exotic White-faced Ibis
This is a photo that was taken on 12 July 2014. These beautiful birds are now being seen this spring, but I have not seen any yet. One of the places where these birds can be seen is Frank Lake or, as in this photo, at a slough around Frank Lake.

"A dark wading bird with a long, down-curved bill, the White-faced Ibis is a western replacement for the Glossy Ibis. Similar in appearance and habits, the two species can be distinguished only by slight differences in coloring of the face and legs. From AllAboutBirds.

In the book, "Birds of Alberta" by Fisher & Acorn, it says that, in Alberta, White-faced Ibis are very rare from May to September. Length is 22-25" (56-64 cm), wingspan 3'1" (94 cm).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-faced_ibis

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