Monday, January 19, 2015

Opportunistic Thief

"Opportunistic Thief" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I don't see white ibises very often, but my last trip to St. Simons also proved productive for finding a few. They are not quite as skid-dish as some of the other water birds. 

A side note I learned about this bird is it is an "opportunistic thief." It will "steal food from other wading birds and even snatch nest-building material from other ibises in its own colony." 

Location: St. Simons Island, Georgia

Parrish, Dr. J.W. Jr., Beaton, G., & Kennedy, G., (2006). Birds of Georgia
                     Auburn, WA: Lone Pine Publishing International.

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