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White-faced Ibis

White-fronted Parrot
White-crowned Sparrow

About the White-faced Ibis

Also known as: White-faced Glossy Ibis

The White-faced Ibis is a species of wading bird found in central and western parts of North America. Birds winter across Mexico and parts of Central America. A separate non-migratory population lives in eastern South America.

White-faced Ibises are colonial breeders, building their nests in short trees or bushes, always near marshes. They feed on a variety of invertebrates that they find by probing into sand or soil with their bills. White-faced Ibises are related to and highly resemble Glossy Ibises.

The world population of White-faced Ibises is increasing, and as of November 2014 their conservation status is least concern.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 19 November 2014
Scientific Name Plegadis chihi
  • Ciconiiformes
  • Threskiornithidae
  • Plegadis
  • P. chihi
Birdorable Family Egrets & Other Waders
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 30 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
18.1 to 22 inches
15.9 to 18.5 ounces

International Names

  • Caraúna-de-cara-branca (Brazilian)
  • 白脸彩鹮 (Chinese)
  • ibis americký (Czech)
  • Hvidmasket Ibis (Danish)
  • Witmaskeribis (Dutch)
  • amerikanpronssi-iibis (Finnish)
  • Ibis à face blanche (French)
  • Brillensichler (German)
  • Ibis facciabianca (Italian)
  • カオジロブロンズトキ [kaojiroburonzutoki] (Japanese)
  • Hvitgrimeibis (Norwegian)
  • ibis amerykanski (Polish)
  • Очковая каравайка (Russian)
  • Morito Cariblanco (Spanish)
  • Vitpannad bronsibis (Swedish)

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