More... White Ibis
|Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul)
|Date Taken: 2013-10-01|
|Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1600 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-10-15 20:43|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|White Ibis: This coastal species is white overall with pink facial skin, bill, and legs that turn scarlet during breeding season. Black tips on the primary feathers are only seen in flight. Flies in straight line formation with neck and legs outstretched, roosts high in trees and bushes at night. |
Around their colonies, ibises eat crabs and crayfish, which in turn devour quantities of fish eggs. By keeping down the numbers of crayfish, the birds help increase fish populations.
The main conservation concerns for white ibis are hunting and habitat loss. Birds and eggs are hunted for food. When the colony is disturbed by hunting, adults will leave their nests and the young may die.
When feeding, White Ibis often give a soft, grunting croo, croo, croo as they forage. They may fly up to 15 miles a day in search of food.
A group of ibises has many collective nouns, including a "congregation", "stand", and "wedge" of ibises.
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amazing quartet, I love the blue eyes...TFS Ori
- [2013-10-16 1:49]
beautiful image of the birds. nicely arranged. good angle and nicely presented. tfs.