White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

Order: Ciconiiformes | Family: Threskiornithidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Guayas, Ecuador

Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Guayas, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Guayas, Ecuador

Age: Sub-Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Tumbes, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~58.5 cm (23.1 in). Adult birds are all white with black tips on the first four primary flight feathers; usually visible in flight. The adult White Ibis has red legs and reddish pink facial skin and beak. Juvenile birds are brown with reddish bill and legs and gradually acquire the white plumage of the adults. Adults are unmistakable in their restricted mangrove habitats. Juveniles are brown and resemble a  juvenile Scarlet Ibis but their ranges do not overlap.   

Status: The White Ibis is fairly common in the mangrove forest of extreme northwest Peru, in the Department of Tumbes. Small flocks are frequently seen foraging in tidal mudflats. It also occurs in Ec and Co.

Name in Spanish: Ibis Blanco o Coro Coro Blanco.

Sub-species: White Ibis (Eudocimus albus ramobustorum) Patten, 2012.

Meaning of Name: Eudocimus: Gr. Eu=good, dokimos=excellent. albus: L. white..

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.