White ibis: Found on refuges – and many other places

Published 4:46 pm Sunday, July 4, 2021

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Those exploring Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge may see the white ibis (Eudocimus albus). 

The white ibis is a wading bird found on Pocosin Lakes Refuge as well as other regional wildlife refuges and on neighborhood lawns.

It’s not uncommon to see a flock of ibis walking and poking their bills into the mud or soil searching for a meal.

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In the water or mud, they search for crabs, marine worms, crayfish, fish and a variety of invertebrates. On the ground, they may push into the soil for earthworms or they might grab snails, lizards and frogs.



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