The White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) is one of the most recent breeding arrivals in the province (the earliest confirmed record is from 1974), and only breeds in a few locations in southern Alberta, although that number appears to be growing. These pictures were taken at small sloughs less than 50 km from downtown Calgary. The plumage on these birds is unbelievable - almost reptilian.
These pictures are not necessarily presented in taxonomic order. For Latin names, please look here. Click to enlarge the thumbnail pictures; the captions are found below the enlarged image (if there is no caption the bird is the same as the previous one). Use the arrow keys on your keyboard (◄►) to move between pictures once one has been enlarged.
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