White ibis (Eudocimus albus)
With its distinctive brilliant white plumage and contrasting black primary feathers, the white ibis (Eudocimus albus) is a striking, unmistakable wading bird. This curious species may also be recognised during the breeding season by its bright pink face, bill and legs. At other times of the year these body parts are all pale orange. The juvenile white ibis is mostly brown, but has white underparts, dark legs, and a pink bill with dusky bands.
The white ibis has partially webbed feet, which helps it balance whilst walking on muddy ground. Its long, curved bill is highly sensitive to movement and allows the white ibis to find prey submerged in water or burrowed into soft mud.