Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the American Oystercatcher

The American Oystercatcher ranges on the coasts of the world. In the US it is on the Atlantic, Florida and Gulf coasts. It will be found on coastal beaches and tidal flats. The outstanding features are the red flattened bill, pink flesh legs, and black head with dark back. The Oystercatcher uses it’s bill to catch oysters and other shellfish by surprise.

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Photo was taken at the Magic Kingdom at Disney World, Orlando, FL.

This White Ibis was photographed at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge in Bell City, Louisiana.

This White Ibis was photographed at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge in Bell City, Louisiana.

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The range for the White Ibis is Florida and the neighboring coasts. It’s habitat is salt, brackish, and fresh marshes, rice fields, mangroves, and Disney World.

The Boat-Tailed Grackle is found in Florida and the East and Gulf coasts

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The Boat-Tailed Grackle is a large iridescent blackbird with a longer tail. Found along the Gulf and Eastern coasts of the US, also inland in Florida.

Photos taken at a resort in Orlando, FL

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Tricolored Heron

The Tricolored Heron was formerly known as the Louisiana Heron. It lives along the Gulf and Southeastern coasts with a habitat at marshes, swamps, streams, and shores. The dark body with a white belly and rump identifies it.

Photo taken at a resort in Orlando, FL

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Great Egret

The Great Egret is a large, stately, slender white heron with an orange or yellow bill, and black legs and feet. It has a range of the United States to southern South America. It has a habitat of marshes, ponds, shores, and mud flats. It feeds mostly on fish. When feeding the bird assumes a forward pose with neck extended.

Photo taken at a resort in Orlando, FL

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the White Duck

The White Duck, sometimes referred to as the Peking duck, is mostly considered a domesticated duck used for meat and eggs. The meat is not as popular as chicken, because there is less white meat and it is usually more expensive. Due to the ducks nature it is used for a pet. The average lifespan is 9 to 12 years.

The American Anhinga photo was taken in Orlando, FL

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the American Anhinga

The American Anhinga can be found in Florida and the East and Gulf coasts.  It’s habitat is cypress swamps, rice fields, rivers and wooded ponds. It often swims with only it’s head and neck sticking out of the water.