Ibis, Wood bird picturesWOOD IBIS - Family Ciconiae.
188. Mycteria americana. 45 inches.
Head and neck unfeathered and covered with scales, which are pale bluish in color as are also the legs. Plumage entirely white except for the primaries and tail, which are glossy purplish black.
This is the only true Stork which occurs in North America, and is found only in the southern part of California and the most southern states near the Gulf of Mexico.
They lay 3 or 4 white eggs (2.75 x 1.75).