Can you ID this one?

MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 7,252 Admiral

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  • JustKeepSwimmingJustKeepSwimming Posts: 256 Deckhand
    Glossy Ibis
  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 7,252 Admiral
    Good guess, but nope
  • OkgolferOkgolfer Posts: 18 Greenhorn
    Young white faced ibis
  • JustKeepSwimmingJustKeepSwimming Posts: 256 Deckhand
    Good guess, but nope
    Hmmm I will have to have a think
  • mindyabinessmindyabiness Posts: 4,648 Captain
    Juvenile white faced Ibis
    Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to crap on the board and strut around like it won anyway.
  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 7,252 Admiral
    Yep. Some ornithologists consider them different races (subspecies of the same bird).
  • JustKeepSwimmingJustKeepSwimming Posts: 256 Deckhand
    Well I learnt something 
  • ScoutboatScoutboat Posts: 2,108 Captain
    Glossy or Wood Ibis.   Same bird.
  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 7,252 Admiral
    Wood ibis is a Wood Stork, which is a different bird from a Glossy Ibis, which is a different bird from the photo above.  
  • xeniaxenia Posts: 450 Deckhand
    White-faced Ibis is a totally different species from Glossy Ibis, and is an uncommon but annual visitor to Florida in winter.  Where was this photo taken?  I still need this species in Florida.  I've only seen it in Arizona.
  • ScoutboatScoutboat Posts: 2,108 Captain
    Wood ibis is a Wood Stork, which is a different bird from a Glossy Ibis, which is a different bird from the photo above.  
    The Glossy Ibis is often called, Incorrectly,  a Wood Ibis.

  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 7,252 Admiral
    edited January 15 #13
    Ah, didn't know that.  I can see that being the case.
    There's probably quite a few white-faced ibis mixed in with these winter flocks of glossy that just get overlooked. Supposed to be a western bird but apparently some of them are ready to move to FL like everyone else.
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