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Odd Birds

The Scarlet Ibis
Odd Birds (p. 606)

Use the Web sites below to complete the following activity.

Use the Internet to do some research on ibises, which are little-known in the United States outside of Florida. What are the basic characteristics of these birds? What kinds of ibises are there? How do they differ from each-other?

Birds of Sanibel Island ~Furpods/ birds.html
A detailed description of the birds—including ibises—on Sanibel Island, off the west coast of Florida.

Perhaps the largest Internet source of information on birds, this site is a good source for further research.

Scarlet Ibis ~wildfowl/ wft/ ibis.htm
This site examines the origins, habitat, and characteristics of the Scarlet Ibis.

Scarlet Ibis ~ribot/ english/ euru_ng.htm
This site is dedicated to providing background information on the Scarlet Ibis. The site includes information on the bird's habitat and includes pictures.

Georgia and Florida Birds ~bergstrm/ gafl.html
This large collection of photographs of birds contains several good photos of ibises.