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white ibis

Syllabification: white i·bis

Definition of white ibis in English:

noun

A white ibis with a red face and a long decurved red bill, found chiefly from the southern US to northern South America.
  • Eudocimus albus, family Threskiornithidae
Example sentences
  • Some years, the number of long-legged wading birds nesting in Florida's Everglades - white ibis, snowy egret, tricolored heron, and the like - shoots up to about four times its normal level.
  • At Vedanthangal one can sight glossy and white ibis, painted storks, grey pelicans, shovellors, garganey, whistling teals, Indian moorhen and dabchicks, says K. Murugan, who briefs visitors on the bird species.
  • Black-headed white ibises hunch about in their craven manner, and pond herons stand stock still, eyes on the water.

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