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Habitat Suitability Index Models: White ibis

FWS/OBS 82/10.93

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Abstract

White ibises (Eudocimus a1bus) are members of the family Threskiornithidae in the order Ciconiiformes. They are medium-sized wading birds with a tapering decurved bill. Adults are white with black tips on the four largest primaries. Males tend to be 35% larger than females, averaging 1,036 ± 30 g (33 ± 1 oz) (Kush1an 1977c). White ibises inhabit open marshes and other wetlands where they are one of the most important predators in the food chain in terms of energy flow (Kush1an 1977b; Rodgers and Nesbitt 1979). In the past, white ibises have been occasionally harvested by humans for food (Baynard 1913; Bent 1926).

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Habitat Suitability Index Models: White ibis
Series title:
FWS/OBS
Series number:
82/10.93
Subseries:
Habitat Suitability Index
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
vi, 18 p.