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    Glossy Ibis

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    Glossy Ibis

    Plegadis falcinellus
    • ORDER: Pelecaniformes
    • FAMILY: Threskiornithidae
    Basic Description

    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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    Other Names
    • Ibis Cara Oscura (Spanish)
    • Ibis falcinelle (French)
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