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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 80 videos
bird foraging Locality Friesland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 February 2014 41 weeks ago 48 sec 4.7
Non-breeding bird foraging. Locality Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Stephen Wallace 26 October 2011 3 years ago 50 sec 4.7
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 7 years ago 6 sec 4.7
An adult in breeding plumage, feeding Locality Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (Monotypic species)
Nick Talbot 25 November 2006 7 years ago 12 sec 4.6
Several adults and young in shallow water. Locality Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware, USA (United States)
Robert Schaefer 29 July 2008 5 years ago 31 sec 4.5
A group of birds in flight and landing on a wetland, then preening and resting waiting for roosting. Locality Nawa Talao Lake, Surendranagar District, Gujarat, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 18 February 2011 3 years ago 43 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 142 photos
In search of food.
Locality Zadar County, Croatia
spiljar 27 July 2013 26 weeks ago 4.5
Adult in non-breeding plumage wading through a wetland
Locality El Rocío, Doñana National Park, Andalucia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Peter Vercruijsse 2 April 2012 39 weeks ago 4.5
4 specimens present since several months. Here's one of them.
Locality South Holland Province, Netherlands
Rob Belterman 5 March 2014 46 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States)
Paul Cools 2 years ago 4.5
the metallic dancer ruffling
Locality Udaipur, Udaipur District, Rajasthan, India
Sharad Agrawal 9 March 2011 3 years ago 4.5
On the beach
Locality Al Wakrah Beach, Al Wakrah, Qatar
John A Thompson 29 August 2009 4 years ago 4.5