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Posts posted by smittyone@cox.net

  1. Seen last week in Loess Bluffs NWR, NW Missouri.  Both White-faced and Glossy Ibis have been reported here this Spring.  I believe the bird with it's wings raised is a White-faced based on the reddish skin ahead of it's reddish eyes.  In other pics of this same bird, the legs are pinkish-red.  The others in the photo are clearly breeding adult White-faced Ibis.  My question regarding the bird with it's wings raised--is this a non-breeding adult, or an immature bird?  I believe I read somewhere that adults can lose the white stripe around the eye as they get older. 


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