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Bird Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

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Common Name: Glossy Ibis

Scientific Name: Plegadis falcinellus

Family: Threskiornithidae

Order: Ciconiiformes

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: swamps and lakes throughout much of the Australian mainland, but is most numerous in the north. It is a non-breeding visitor to Tasmania and the south-west of Western Australia.

Habitat: shallow water and mudflats, so is found in well-vegetated wetlands, floodplains, mangroves and ricefields

Field Notes: small dark ibis that looks black in the distance. At close quarters the neck is reddish-brown and the body is a bronze-brown with a metallic iridescent sheen on the wings. The distinctive long, curved bill is olive-brown, the facial skin is blue-grey with a bordering white line that extends around the eyes. The eyes, legs and feet are brown. Size =48 - 61cm

Photos by Auscraft, 2011. Gordanbrook Dam, QLD

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