Range. - This tropical and sub-tropical species, is chiefly found in the Old World. It is occasionally found in southeastern United States where it sometimes breeds. Its habits, nesting habits and eggs are just the same as the next species.
Range. - A sub-tropical species found in the southwestern parts of the United States, rarely found east of the Mississippi.
This species differs from the Glossy Ibis in having the feathers on the front of the head white, the rest of the plumage is a dull brownish chestnut, with greenish reflections on the back. As these birds are not in demand commercially, their numbers have not decreased, and thousands of them breed in colonies in southern Texas. They build a substantial nest of reeds and rushes woven about the upright canes, close to the surface of the water. Their eggs are laid during May, and number from three to four. They are easily distinguished from those of the Herons, being of a deeper greenish blue color and averaging more elongate. Size 1.95 x 1.35. Data. - Corpus Christi, Texas, May 26, 1899. Pour eggs. Nest of twigs and rushes on side of river. Collector, F. B. Armstrong.
Glossy Ibis. White-faced Glossy Ibis. Wood Ibis.