Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I is for Ibises on ABC Wednesday


There was another "I" photo I wanted to post, but to keep with the San Francisco Zoo animal photo series, I decided to post the Ibises photo.

At the zoo, these Ibises were housed in an enclosed area where they were free to roam as they pleased; however, most were happy just perched in one spot. From what I learned, most Ibises are quiet and social birds. The Waldrapp Ibises in the photo are nearly extinct in the wild, but they reproduce well in the zoos and could some day be brought back to Africa and Turkey where they originate. Although I have to say, they have a face only a mother could love. :D

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- AV

30 comments:

photowannabe said...

I agree that they are not the prize winning faces. Great shot and choice for I.

mrsnesbitt said...

Loved the quotation! LOL!

Liz said...

THat is an impressive beak. I guess it digs into trees/earth/sand for food.

Ida said...

LOL! Great comment from you - at the end..... ;)

ArneA said...

Liked the owl better, but the day is for I so.......

Neva said...

You were really paying attention to detail...I did not even see these birds and if I did....did not notice the name! Very good choice......

dot said...

What an unusual looking bird. I agree on the face comment. lol

Jean M Fogle said...

I got to see Ibis in the wild in NC at the beach. VEry cool birds!
Nice post

Sharon said...

What a great "I" post! They certainly aren't pretty, but they are interesting. Thanks about the info about them.

kml said...

Such tiny heads on such a big body!

Miss_Yves said...

A mythic bird ...
bravo !
Miss Yves

Daryl E said...

Oh ... how wonderful .. I will be in SF in April .. I am looking forward to going to the zoo!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh that is a very ugly bird, that beak is something. Great I post

Autumn said...

What an usual bird. Great shot!

leslie said...

The word "ibis" is often found in crossword puzzles, but I must admit I never knew what they actually looked like. Now I know! And I agree...a face only a mother could love. Good one! :D

Katney said...

Keep up with the zoo. The pictures are wonderful. Maybe a choice for me for the next round--a trip to the zoo.

happyone said...

Wow, I've never seen one of these birds before now. I think they are pretty cool looking. That is some impressive beak.

John said...

Nice photo.

Alan said...

Ibis is a good one. I've never seen a black one. I'm sure I have a photo of a white one from around here but didn't want to dig through the hundreds of pics we've taken at the zoo over the years to find one. Too lazy, I guess. :)

Andrea said...

I have never seen such a bird. Very unusual.

Petunia said...

Love your photos of birds:D

Janet said...

That beak looks downright dangerous! What a great photo of a really ugly bird!

DeeMom said...

Neat

Gemma said...

Awesome looking bird. Great!!!

Oswegan said...

It looks like a freaky vulture.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thank you everyone for your comments. Glad everyone knows what an ibis looks like now. It is quite an unusual looking bird.

Since Wednesday is always so busy for me, I'll get to your posting as soon as I can.

Kate said...

Great photo! It is an unusual bird, isn't it but still I find it very attractive.

Dragonstar said...

I'm glad they're doing well in zoos. They aren't beautiful, but I love their beaks!

KOSTAS said...

Marvellous photographs, splendid colours, very good shot!

Happy Easter!

RuneE said...

That's a bird I have never seen - thank you for a good I!

PS The rules for ABC Wednesday are being changed a bit from tomorrow - have a look at Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.