Nature and Wildlife Photography, mostly South Florida, mostly birds
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Glossy Ibis, #24/50
Image taken @ Vierra Wetlands. I have other shots of this beautiful dark iridescent, but none show the coloration like this one does. Lighting has to be almost perfect to catch the violets, greens, and chestnuts.
Usually appears dark at a distance, with a long, thin decurved bill. As an expanding New World invasive, its population will never approach the numbers of the cattle egret, although it is increasing annually.