White Ibis

Eudocimus albus

Wingspan:Up to 38"
Weight:1.5–2.5 lbs
Geographic Distribution:Coastal central America and Caribbean
Habitat:Marshes, mangroves, lakes, and estuaries
Wild Diet:Fish and small invertebrates such as crabs, crayfish, and snails
Zoo Diet:Crickets, "mighty mealworms," commercial soaked flamingo pellets, and fish
Status in the Wild:Least Concern
Location:The Swamp

The white ibis is a long-necked wading bird with a three-foot wingspan. Both sexes are similar in appearance, although males are slightly larger in both size and weight and have a larger beak. They are almost entirely white except for their black flight feathers and pink facial skin, bill, and legs. Adults have pale blue eyes. They also have long legs and a long, down-curved beak.