Ibis, Glossy


Name: Ibis, Glossy

Scientific name: Plegadis falcinellus

Type: Ibis

Color: Black,Green,Purple

Habitat: Fields,Water

Size: 60cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant and Winter Visitor


Blackish with long decurved bill. Close views however show plumage to be a deep purple-chestnut, glossed green on wings. In winter bill is brownish with fine pale streaks on head and neck. Juvenile plumage much duller. Fast wing-beats in flight often followed by long glides, frequently in long-line formation.

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