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A Gloriously Bright Glossy Ibis in Breeding Plumage

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This Glossy Ibis in its breeding finery was spotted a few days ago at the Santiago Golf Course pond in The Villages, Florida.  I took the pictures at about 7:00PM.  This is the first Glossy Ibis I have seen that was so brilliantly colored.  A show-off stunner of a bird!

These wading birds enjoy aquatic worms, aquatic plants, some insects, tiny fish, tadpoles, and the occasional seeds and grains.  They like freshwater marshes but the manicured lawn shoreline of a golf course will do just fine, of course!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

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