Ibises and Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) - HBW 1, p. 502

French: Ibis à face blanche German: Brillensichler Spanish: Morito Cariblanco
Other common names: White-faced Glossy Ibis

Taxonomy: Numenius chihi Vieillot, 1817, Paraguay and campos of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Forms superspecies with P. falcinellus, of which formerly considered race; hybrids reported in captivity, but not known under natural conditions in narrow zone of overlap in S Louisiana, USA. Monotypic.

Distribution: C California and NW USA S down both coasts of Mexico, wintering S to N Central America. Also SC South America, from SE Bolivia, Paraguay and S Brazil to NC Chile, NC Argentina and Uruguay.