Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) - HBW 1, p. 501
French: Ibis falcinelle
Spanish: Morito Común
Taxonomy: Tantalus Falcinellus Linnaeus, 1766, Austria, Italia; Neusiedler See, Lower Austria.
Forms superspecies with P. chihi, which was formerly considered race of present species. Population of Philippines, Indonesia and Australia have been assigned separate race, peregrinus, but recent studies show that differences are not significant. Monotypic.
Distribution: Wide discontinuous breeding distribution from S Europe, Africa and Madagascar to C and S Asia, Philippines, Sulawesi and Java; S New Guinea and Australia. Also Atlantic coast of North America and West Indies; has bred in Venezuela. Occurs more widely as vagrant.
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VideosSee all 95 videos
Non-breeding bird foraging. Locality Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Stephen Wallace 26 October 2011 4 years ago 50 sec 4.8
An adult in breeding plumage feeding; feathers on the back raised because of the heat Locality Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (Monotypic species)
Nick Talbot 10 December 2006 9 years ago 6 sec 4.7
bird foraging Locality Friesland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 February 2014 2 years ago 48 sec 4.6
An adult in breeding plumage, feeding Locality Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (Monotypic species)
Nick Talbot 25 November 2006 9 years ago 12 sec 4.6
birds feeding Locality Wyndham, Western Australia, Australia (Monotypic species)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 4 October 2015 21 weeks ago 27 sec 4.5
Migrant, summer plumage. S,Albufera de Mallorca. Locality S'Albufera de Mallorca Natural Park, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 16 May 2015 50 weeks ago 7 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 196 photos
Young bird, most likely a 2cy, foraging in a river stream.
Locality Sandvin, Hordaland County, Norway
Bjørn-Tore Rekve Seim 12 May 2014 21 weeks ago 4.8
An adult landing right in front of us.
Locality Kalami Marsh, Lesbos Island, North Aegean Region, Greece
Mattias Hofstede 14 May 2013 41 weeks ago 4.7
In search of food.
Locality Zadar County, Croatia
spiljar 27 July 2013 1 year ago 4.6
4 specimens present since several months. Here's one of them.
Locality South Holland Province, Netherlands
Rob Belterman 5 March 2014 2 years ago 4.5
the metallic dancer ruffling
Locality Udaipur, Udaipur District, Rajasthan, India
Sharad Agrawal 9 March 2011 5 years ago 4.5
flight of Glossy Ibis
Locality Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain
Jesús Giraldo Gutiérrez d... 4 August 2009 3 years ago 4.5