Thursday, October 22, 2009
Birds the Bird Watching Club Seen
This is a picture of a Ibis. I got it from ibis photos-Google images.It is a common bird. We have them parked in front our lawn each day! A White Ibis is 25in(64cm) in length and weighs 2.3 lb(1.04kg). It's body is white, has black wingtips, a red decurved bill and legs(adult) or brown with white underparts(immature). They live in hardwood swamps; cypress swamps; wet prairies and marshes; and agricultural(good for farming) environments. They're range is statewide. They breed during March-May. Even though living statewide, the White Ibis is characteristic of south Florida's wild wetlands. White Ibis make well-constructed stick nests that usually hold 3 or 4 white or light green eggs splotched with brown, tan, and purple.