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Glossy Ibis Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A medium-sized wading bird with compact body, long neck, long legs, and long, curved bill.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Cattle Egret, slightly smaller than a night-heron.

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 18.9-26.0 in (48-66 cm)
      • Weight: 18.7-27.1 oz (530-768 g)

Regional Differences