White ibises are found along the coastlines of the southeastern United States year-round. They are usually seen by the water, where they forage for food by standing in shallow water and moving their bill side to side and probing along the bottom. They eat a lot of crustaceans such as crawfish and crabs, but can eat a variety of small marine animals from worms to frogs.
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Last updated: May 4, 2021