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American White Ibis Eudocimus albus


Category E

Native Range

North and South America. One race is largely resident around the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas and the Pacific seaboard of central America and another race is resident in north-eastern South America.

British Occurence.

First-calendar-year/second-calendar-year, Sevenoaks, Kent, 19 November 2014 to 2 April 2015 (sight record, photographed) and (same) Holland Haven, Essex, 12 May 2015 (sight record, photographed).

The identification was established for this record. There is no evidence for trans-Atlantic vagrancy of the species and it is kept widely in captivity in Europe, where it has bred successfully.

Where to see American White Ibis in Britain

No known public locations.

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