On the way to South Carolina we visited the Jacksonville Zoo. The birds were a bit damp as it had just rained. Here is one of the avian wonders that Dan captured with his camera.
and for a long time birds and hedgehogs, and ibises and ravens shall dwell in it: and the measuring line of desolation shall be cast over it, and satyrs shall dwell in it. (Isaiah 34:11 Brenton)
“The Black-faced Ibis (Theristicus melanopis) is a species of bird in the family Threskiornithidae. It is found in grassland and fields in southern and western South America. It has been included as a subspecies of the similar buff-necked ibis, but today all major authorities accept the split. The black-faced ibis also included the Andean ibis (T. branickii) as a subspecies. Some taxonomic authorities (including the American Ornithological Society) still do so.” [Wikipedia with editing]
- Birds of the Bible – Ibis
- Black-faced Ibis – Wikipedia
- Black-faced Ibis – HBAlive
- Black-faced Ibis – Neotropical Birds
- Threskiornithidae – Ibises, Spoonbills
That ibis has a face that reminds me of a Looney Tunes cartoon character — after something explodes in front of his or her face.
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