Range. - A sub-tropical species which is resident along the Gulf coast and which strays casually north to New England and Colorado.

This peculiar member of the Stork family has the whole head and part of the neck bare and covered with numerous scales; the bill is large, long and heavy; the plumage is white, except for the black primaries and tail. It is a large bird about four feet in length. They are quite abundant in swamps along the

Storks And Wood Ibises Family Ciconiidae 188 Wood  331Storks And Wood Ibises Family Ciconiidae 188 Wood  332Glossy Ibis White faced Glossy Ibis Wood Ibis

Glossy Ibis. White-faced Glossy Ibis. Wood Ibis.

Gulf coast, where they place their nests, which are platforms of sticks, in trees and bushes over the water. They lay three eggs which are white, and have a rough surface. Size 2.75 x 1.75.