- Bangsia aureocincta
- Tanagers, Buntings & Cardinals
The Glossy Ibis is a widespread species of ibis; it can be found on almost all continents. Glossy Ibises are thought to originate from the Old World and have spread naturally from Africa to South America sometime in the 19th century.
The Glossy Ibis nests in trees, often together with herons and other waders. The species tends to be nomadic. Northern breeding populations migrate to warmer climes outside of breeding.
As with many species having such a large natural range, the Glossy Ibis has a conservation status of Least Concern (as of September 2014).
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 01 August 2009|
|Scientific Name||Plegadis falcinellus|
|Birdorable Family||Egrets & Other Waders|
(as of 26 January 2017)
18.9 to 26 inches
31 to 41 inches
17.6 to 28.2 ounces
|Range||West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia North Africa West Africa Central Africa East Africa South Africa North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East) Australia and New Zealand Oceania|