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Glossy Ibis

(Plegadis falcinellus)
Alternate name(s): Misnomer: "Black Curlew"
German name(s): "Braunsichler", "Brauner Sichler"

Size: 48-66 cm; wing span: 80-105 cm
Weight: 485-970 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Glossy Ibis at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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We have taken photos of Glossy Ibises in Australia and Oman.

Food, Diet

Ibises feed on small animals that they pull out of mud or soft soil.


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

We will try to replace this poor recording with a better one as soon as possible.

glibis_20161221.mp3 (N NSW) Warning/departure
(partial recording)
© MD

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