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Several Glossy Ibis were spotted in various places along the shoreline of the beautiful and very large, Lake Apopka on the North Wildlife Drive, in Apopka, FL,  yesterday morning.

The Glossy Ibis like eating aquatic plants, seeds, small insects, and aquatic snails.  The Glossy Ibis wade through the shallows and often are seen among the reeds or perched in low trees.

These are very lovely wading birds with dark mahogany brown, dark cinnamon brown and highlights of blue on their feathers.  Like the White Ibis, their bill is rubbery and banana shaped, but the bill is a tan color rather than the pink bill that the White Ibis has.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "Glossy Ibis at Lake Apopka in Florida" (2)

  1. Interesting! Another big bird with which I was not familiar.

    • Hi Montucky, A Southeastern bird which is found mostly around water near marshes in particular. They are very pretty and much more wild then their cousins the White Ibis (White Ibis can be seen here strolling around neighborhoods on lawns but you would not see the Glossy doing this). Have a great coming week!

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