American White Ibis (Breeding Plumage)
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"American White Ibis," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. During the first ten days of the breeding season, the skin darkens to a deep pink on the bill and an almost purple-tinted red on the legs. It then fades to a paler pink, and the tip of the bill becomes blackish. It is difficult to determine the sex of an adult American white ibis from its external appearance, since the sexes have similar plumage.
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, Viera, Florida
 
04/20/2016