Thursday, 8 December 2011

Glossy Ibis

This is the most widespread ibis species, breeding in scattered sites in warm regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Atlantic and Caribbean region of the Americas. It is thought to have originated in the Old World and spread naturally from Africa to northern South America in the 19th century. This species is migratory; most European birds winter in Africa, and in North America birds from north of the Carolinas winter farther south. Birds from other populations may disperse widely outside the breeding season. While generally declining in Europe it has recently established a breeding colony in Southern Spain.


  1. A relative newcomer to North America, the Glossy Ibis first expanded its range along the Atlantic Coast in the early 19th century. Today, the scarlet and iridescent green of its breeding plumage can be observed on every continent except Antarctica. Like other ibis, this lightweight, large-footed relative of the spoonbills has a sickle-shaped bill to feel for prey. The Glossy Ibis is a wetland generalist.


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