White Ibis

1/800s at f8.0 ISO:400, Canon Mark III 1Ds w/400mm, 2x converter

The American White Ibis is a wading bird of the ibis family which occurs from the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States south through most of the New World tropics .It occurs in marshy wetlands and pools near the coast. It also occurs on mowed grass, lawns, and has become common in some city parks, where it can be found feeding alone or with other Ibis. It builds a stick nest in trees, bushes, or over water, and 2 to 5 eggs are typically laid. White ibises are monogamous and colonial, usually nesting in mixed colonies with other wading species. This ibis feeds by probing with its long, down curved beak. Its diet consists of various fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as insects and small reptiles.
Everglades, FL