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The Ice Land: Rainforest Holiday exhibit opens on Nov. 11, giving visitors a chilly tour through a water's edge scene filled with anacondas, scarlet ibis, a Chinese alligator, birds, fish and lizards.
Swans, ducks and ibis patrol the water and shoreline.
Rhoades told me a relatively rare bird, an ibis, was spotted there once and drew dozens of birders to the trail to look for it again.
The refuge in eastern Oregon was established in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt to protect waterfowl, such as ducks and ibises, many of which were being wiped out for the feather trade.
The area hosts a large necropolis for thousands of mummified ibis and baboon birds as well as other animals.
Two small islands off the Milford and Westbrook shores have been closed to the public to protect nesting birds that include snowy and great egrets, glossy ibis and little blue herons, state environmental officials announced Thursday.
Insects lay eggs in the carcasses, creating food for mongooses and ibis.
After the wasp struggled over thick blades of grass with its prey, a large ibis effortlessly swoops down, grabs both insect and arachnid in its large beak, and effortlessly swallows them whole.
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