|Geographical Range||North America, South America|
|Habitat||Marshes, swamps, lagoons, lakes|
|Scientific Name||Plegadis chihi|
|Conservation Status||Not listed by IUCN|
This is the only ibis that ranges as far as the western United States. It is a dark, medium-sized marsh bird with a long curved bill, which it uses to probe in the water for a variety of small animals, including crustaceans, insects, fish and amphibians.
The white-faced ibis overlaps with other ibises only in coastal Texas and Louisiana. It is often mistaken for the glossy ibis, another dark-feathered wading bird. The white-faced ibis, however, has a white border completely surrounding its face, as well as red eyes and red legs.
The species declined in the 20th century because of pesticide use, but is now making a modest comeback in much of its range.