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About the White Ibis

Also known as: American White Ibis

The White Ibis is a New World species of ibis. This wading bird is found from the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States south into the tropics and northern South America.

The White Ibis feeds by probing its long beak into soft mud or shallow water to search for fish, frogs and other aquatic creatures.

White Ibises nest in colonies, often with other species of wader. Typically 2-3 eggs are laid per nest and both parents incubate and care for the eggs and chicks. The population trend for the White Ibis is stable and the conservation status is Least Concern as of September 2014.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 01 August 2009
Scientific Name Eudocimus albus
  • Ciconiiformes
  • Threskiornithidae
  • Eudocimus
  • E. albus
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 16 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
22 to 26.8 inches
37.4 inches
26.5 to 37 ounces
Range North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East)

International Names

  • 美洲白鹮 (Chinese)
  • Ibis Bílý (Czech)
  • Hvid Ibis (Danish)
  • Witte Ibis (Dutch)
  • Valkoiibis (Finnish)
  • Ibis Blanc (French)
  • Schneesichler (German)
  • Ibis Bianco (Italian)
  • シロトキ (Shirotoki) (Japanese)
  • Hvitibis (Norwegian)
  • Ibis Bialy (Polish)
  • Ибис белый (Russian)
  • Corocoro Blanco (Spanish)
  • Vit Ibis (Swedish)