The White Faced Ibis is characterized by its long, down-curved bill, as are other Ibises. They probe soil and shallow water for aquatic invertebrates, small vertebrates, and amphibians. Ibises are declining in number. They require high-quality marshland for nesting, but pesticides used in rice fields and diminishing wetland areas don't lend well to propogation of the species.
White Faced Ibises follow migration flyways, and can be seen readily in one area and not be seen at all a few miles away.