White ibis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • White ibis (Zoöl) an American ibis (Guara alba) having the plumage pure white, except the tips of the wings, which are black. It inhabits tropical America and the Southern United States. Called also Spanish curlew.
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Usage

In literature:

To the red ibis and the white miller and the brown hackle and the gray fly they were alike indifferent.
"Baddeck and That Sort of Thing" by Charles Dudley Warner
On these twisted limbs were numbers of birds; Shag, blue and white Cranes, and black and white Ibis with their bent bills.
"Dot and the Kangaroo" by Ethel C. Pedley
Some large flights of white ibis, and slate-colored pigeons passed high overhead, flying north, which might be a good indication.
"The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine" by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
The black ibis, cocatua, kites, crows, and a small black and white species of heron, frequented our water-hole.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
Duck, native companion, white crane, and sacred ibis abound here.
"Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart" by John McDouall Stuart
The white ibis with a black neck, plentiful in King's Sound, and a large bird, a species of crane, were also seen.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
Here I have a white heron and a wood-ibis.
"Lippincott's Magazine. Vol. XII, No. 33. December, 1873." by Various
Many white birds (the paddy bird) appear, and one Ibis religiosa; they pass north.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
On these twisted limbs were numbers of birds: Shag, blue and white Cranes, and black and white Ibis with their bent bills.
"Dot and the Kangaroo" by Ethel C. Pedley
There were also large colonies of the smaller White Ibis and several varieties of Heron.
"The Bird Study Book" by Thomas Gilbert Pearson
One, the Sacred Ibis, or White Ibis, is practically identical with the Sacred Ibis of Egypt.
"An Australian Bird Book" by John Albert Leach
Majestic trees tower high overhead, yielding undisturbed protection to the vulture and the white ibis.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
They are plain blue in the Glossy Ibis, greenish white with chocolate markings, in the White Ibis.
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman
Another of the family is the white ibis (=Guara alba=).
"Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast" by Harry Thom Payne
Purple Herons rose at almost every step we took, and each cactus supported the nest of a White Ibis.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
White ibis and rosy spoonbill flew up from a small lake ... a blue heron sat on a dead and leafless tree, its wings outspread in the sun.
"When the Owl Cries" by Paul Bartlett
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In poetry:

White-robed priests around her kneeling,
Ibis-banner floating high,
Conchs, and drums, and sistrals pealing,
And Sesostris standing nigh.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

In news:

White and Brown Ibis John James Audubon .
White ibis back in Hamburg.
Wimberley — Red wine, green waves and white ibis all figured in my recent visit to Galveston , one of my favorite Texas cities.
White and Brown Ibis John James Audubon.
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In science:

The Pixel Illumination Fraction (PIF) of the IBIS/ISGRI instrument for a source in the center of the field of view (white=1, black=0): left: for a point source; right: for an extended source with a surface brightness described by an isothermal β-pro file, with a source size a = 30 arcmin.
South-West extension of the hard X-ray emission from the Coma cluster
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