White-faced Ibis, Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California.
At a glance, the white-faced ibis looks like a fairly unremarkable, brown bird. Let the light hit them right, though, and they show a fascinating set of iridescent colors that make them truly beautiful. This one, seen at the Merced National Wildlife Refuge, just grabbed a snack. Life is good.
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From 2011 Images