Avery Island's Jungle Gardens - pam-and-edmund-mcilhenny

American White Ibis are known for their all-white plumage except for black wingtips, and during breading season, their bright red bills, faces, and legs. Though they are common in coastal marshy wetlands, Edmund and I haven't seen them before 2011 on Avery Island. They are monogamous, and often nest in colonies with other species of wading birds. This White Ibis was photographed in Avery Island's Jungle Gardens, near the south end of Bird City, where a colony was nesting. A few White Ibis were also nesting in the Buttonwood tree to the right of Bird City's observation platform.

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