The Glossy Ibis – Plegadis falcinellus is a mid-sized Ibis of the wading-bird Family Threskiornithidae and the Order Pelecaniformes. It is found in the warmer areas of both the Old and New Worlds. It is a migrant summer breeder from SW Europe to Central Asia. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder to Turkey, the Levant, S Caucasus and Iran, and a winter visitor to the Maghreb states and Iraq. There is a large resident population over most of Africa where suitable habitats exist starting southwards from W Mauritania and the the Nile Valley/Red Sea area from the Nile Delta to s s Africa.
Type - wading-bird - prefers tall trees for roosting, Breeding Habitat - large very shallow wetland areas with suitable dense cover of reeds, bushes, or trees, Wintering Habitat - smaller suitable wetlands, including coastal areas,
Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Threskiornithidae Genus: Plegadis
Species - Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis - Species - ebird.org Glossy Ibis - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Glossy Ibis - Guide - allaboutbirds.org Glossy Ibis - Birdfacts - bto.org Glossy Ibis - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
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