My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Ibises and spoonbills


Ibises and spoonbills

Order: Ciconiiformes Family: Threskiornithidae
The family Threskiornithidae includes the ibises and spoonbills. They have long, broad wings. Their bodies tend to be elongated, the neck more so, with rather long legs. The bill is also long, decurved in the case of the ibises, straight and distinctively flattened in the spoonbills. There are 2 Michigan species.

Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus
White-faced Ibis, Plegadis chihi

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