UTSW rookery, babies less than 6 days old.
About 15 individuals
ibis osservati durante il censimento IWC in dormitorio notturno
circa 25 individui
foto di Carlo Emanuelli
Later in the day there was a large flock of at least 50 birds flying in the same area. Photos are not so good, but we had a very experienced birder leading our trip and we saw them better through binoculars.
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.