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 91 videos
bird foraging Locality Friesland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 February 2014 1 year ago 48 sec 4.7
Non-breeding bird foraging. Locality Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Stephen Wallace 26 October 2011 4 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 8 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 8 years ago 12 sec 4.6
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 27 weeks ago 7 sec 4.5
An adult in breeding plumage foraging with some Wood Sandpipers during migratory stopover. Locality Cres Island, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia (Monotypic species)
Pierandrea Brichetti 25 April 2002 42 weeks ago 41 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 172 photos
An adult landing right in front of us.
Locality Kalami Marsh, Lesbos Island, North Aegean Region, Greece
Mattias Hofstede 14 May 2013 18 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 1 year ago 4.5
the metallic dancer ruffling
Locality Udaipur, Udaipur District, Rajasthan, India
Sharad Agrawal 9 March 2011 4 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
Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Stefan Helming 28 December 2009 5 years ago 4.5