American White Ibis
The American white ibis (Eudocimus albus) is a species of bird in
the ibis family, Threskiornithidae. It is found from Virginia via the
Gulf Coast of the United States south through most of the coastal New
World tropics. This particular ibis is a medium-sized bird with an
overall white plumage, bright red-orange down-curved bill and long
legs, and black wing tips that are usually only visible in flight.
Males are larger and have longer bills than females. The breeding
range runs along the Gulf and Atlantic Coast, and the coasts of Mexico
and Central America. Outside the breeding period, the range extends
further inland in North America and also includes the Caribbean.
Photo 84d, New Orleans Nov 2018