A Bird of a Different Color

I don’t get a chance to see the amazing White-Faced Ibis very often so it’s not surprising that I see it in a different light every time I observe it. For instance, it looks rather formidable through the camera lens, tall and elegant.

White-Faced Ibis

But as Leslie pointed out, “These seem too small to be Ibis.” And when you see one next to a pair of Mallards

 White-Faced Ibis

it doesn’t look as tall or elegant.

Even more amazingly, it’s hard to believe that the picture above is the same bird shown here,

 White-Faced Ibis

with its dull brown colors suddenly translated into iridescent feathers.

Almost as hard as believing that this is the same bird seen in a different light.

White-Faced Ibis

Could this bird

 White-Faced Ibis

actually be this bird from the same angle

White-Faced Ibis

but in a different light?

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