Both forage in water, in sand and muddy bottoms, and on the ground. They forage and roost in flocks. They nest in large colonies surrounded by water, often with egrets and herons.
Roseate Spoonbills are found along coastal waterways and islands usually in small mixed flocks. They forage in shallow saltwater, brackish, and freshwater areas and usually nest on coastal islands, often in red mangroves.
The White Ibis and Roseate Spoonbill are species of special concern due to losses of foraging and nesting habitat.
|name||area||season||diet/native food plants|
|Glossy Ibis||CS||SpSuFW-B||aquatic invertebrates*, insects|
|White Ibis||NCS||SpSuFW-B||aquatic invertebrates*, fish|
|fish*, aquatic invertebrates, insects|
Sp=spring Su=summer F=fall W=winter
B=breeds in Florida during season(s) underlined M=Migrant