Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL, May 2014.
Habitat - Parkland
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding
How many? - 1
Additional comments? - foraging for food
White Ibis is a rare bird on Lake Creek Trail. Today Helen Mastrangelo found two juveniles foraging with several Snowy Egrets and one Great Egret. They seemed to be finding mostly crawfish.
The family Threskiornithidae includes 34 species of large wading birds. The family has been traditionally classified into two subfamilies, the ibises and the spoonbills; however recent genetic studies are casting doubt on the arrangement, and revealing the spoonbills to be nested within the old world ibises, and the new world ibises as an early offshoot.