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).