Of the same species .
The American White Ibis and Scarlet Ibis are considered conspecific leaving modern science divided over their taxonomy. The two birds each have exactly the same bones, claws, beaks, feather arrangements and other features – their one marked difference lies in their pigmentation. Traditional taxonomy has regarded the two as separate and distinct. [note A]
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