The Northern Bald Ibis is a non-wading species of Ibis with a feather-free head. The species feeds primarily on lizards and beetles, and will also eat small mammals, invertebrates and even small birds. Along with the Southern more... Bald Ibis, these birds prefer arid landscape to wetlands and will breed on cliffs rather than in trees, separating them from other ibis species. These large birds have black feathers with iridescence in shades of green and violet. They have scruffy crests on the back of the neck and red legs and bills. This is our cute Birdorable version of this unusual bird!