Black-faced Ibis

Theristicus melanopsis

The black-faced ibis is a social bird that often feeds in small flocks. Its long legs, long flexible neck, and long sensitive bill are made for wading through grasses and shallow water and probing the mud for small animal prey.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
lengthLength: 2.3 to 2.5 ft
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 15 to 20 yrs
habitatHabitat: Grassland and marsh
dietDiet: Insects, worms, mollusks, frogs, young birds, and small mammals