Thursday, 19 September 2013

Bird #70: Glossy Ibis




Common Name: Glossy Ibis


Scientific Name: Plegadis falcinellus


Description: 22-25 inches; long brownish color down curved bill; long neck; long legs. Non Breeding: Brown plumage; grey facial skin with a pale bluish boarder. Breeding: Reddish brown plumage; wings emerald greenish with glossy iridescence; Juvenile: dusky brown plumage.


Habitat: Mudflaps; shallow ponds etc.


Statue: Vagrant  


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