White-faced Ibis Feeds
Both White-faced and Glossy Ibis appear dark or black at a distance or in poor light, but when the sun hits them just right they blossom into an exotic looking bird with an iridescent purple-red belly complete with iridescent green wings and tail.
This is a White-faced Ibis ( http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/White-faced_Ibis_dtl.html ) in early winter at Bosque del Apache NWR, NM from November of this year. Telling White-faced and Glossy apart can be extremely difficult, so if anyone has more thoughts on that let me know.
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