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WEC267: Florida's Introduced Birds: Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)

Figure 2. Juvenile Sacred Ibises are similar in appearance to adults, but their heads and necks are covered with black and white feathers. This gives the head and neck a mottled appearance, making it easy to confuse young birds with endangered native Wood Storks. However, even young Sacred Ibises have the characteristic black plumes on their rumps. Credit: Helen Harris, Kenya Birds (, 2009