Glossy Ibis

About the Glossy Ibis

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).

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 01 August 2009
Scientific Name
Plegadis falcinellus
  • Ciconiiformes
  • Threskiornithidae
  • Plegadis
  • P. falcinellus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 28 September 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
18.9 to 26 inches
31 to 41 inches
17.6 to 28.2 ounces

Range

International Names

Brazilian Caraúna-de-cara-branca
Chinese 彩鹮
Czech Ibis Hnědý
Danish Sort Ibis
Dutch Zwarte Ibis
Finnish Pronssi-iibis
French Ibis Falcinelle
German Sichler
Italian Mignattaio
Japanese ブロンズトキ (Buronzutoki)
Norwegian Bronseibis
Polish Ibis Kasztanowaty
Russian Каравайка
Spanish Morito Común
Swedish Bronsibis
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