Tuesday, October 8, 2013

White Ibis

White Ibis aka. American White Ibis
Lake Worth, Florida, USA
Member of the Ibis Family
§A Colony of Ibises§

~true bird fact~ According to Native American folklore, the Ibis is a symbol of both bravery and danger. He is the last bird to flee from a hurricane and the first to reappear after one.

~fascinating environmentalist digression~ An environmental toxin called methylmercury in increasingly building up in The Everglades, a traditional haven for White Ibises. Male ibises that ingest a large amount of this chemical display decreased interest in wooing females and tend to build nests with other male birds instead. Although actual survival rates of the bird don't seem to be impacted, this leads to obvious problems in population growth rates. That's sure a thing, huh?

Had many adventures in his life, but you'd never know if by looking at him
Appreciates quiet, mild pastimes
Loves his coffee. Actually a bit of a connoisseur in this one area
Is concerned about his legacy

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