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Plegadis chihi  White-faced Ibis
These branch-nesting crustacean predators occur farther inland than Glossy Ibis. The "Possible" records suggest the birds use the Prairie/Rice Field Region for foraging but not breeding. Birds using some rice fields may be commuting from nest colonies to feed. Because White-faced Ibis look similar to Glossy Ibis, records east of Vermilion Bay should be viewed with caution.

photo Copyright 1999 by Brian Miller 
winter-plumage adult (breeding adult pictured below)

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Plegadis sp.  unidentified Glossy or White-faced Ibis
These Atlas records represent either Glossy or White-faced ibis in which identification was uncertain

photo Copyright 1999 by Bill Bergen 
adult White-faced Ibis on nest (inset scale)

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Eudocimus albus  White Ibis
These branch-nesting and colonial crustacean predators breed throughout the Coastal Marsh Region and northward into the Red River bottomlands. Apparently White Ibis do not breed in the northern part of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. The "Possible" records may represent birds not breeding in those immediate areas.

photo Copyright 1999 by Bill Bergen 
inset photo Copyright 1999 by Brian Miller 
male or female