White Ibis with an Eyebrow



This past Saturday on , we also had the chance to see an immature White Ibis fly by. This particular individual interests me because it appears he has a eye brow. I suspect this has to do with the bird’s molt into adult plumage. Immature White Ibises have feathers in the area around their eyes, but adults have bare orange or red skin, as you can see in the photo below. I suspect that this transition is the cause of his furrowed brow..

White Ibis

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

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