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