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Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus ORDER: PELECANIFORMES FAMILY: THRESKIORNITHIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A dark wading bird with a long, down-curved bill. Although the Glossy Ibis in North America lives primarily along the Atlantic Coast, it also can be found in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

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Measurements
Both Sexes
Length
18.9–26 in
48–66 cm
Weight
17.6–28.2 oz
500–800 g
Other Names
  • Ibis falcinelle (French)
  • Ibis cara oscura (Spanish)

Habitat


Marsh

Food


Insects

Nesting

Nest Placement

Ground

Behavior


Probing

Conservation

status via IUCN

Least Concern

Credits

  • Davis, W. E., Jr., and J. Kricher. 2000. Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus). In The Birds of North America, No. 545 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

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