Glossy Ibis
Plegadis falcinellus
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The glossy ibis usually appears black or dark green with purple highlights as in most of these images. The breeding adult may have brown or chestnut highlights. The immature is duller with speckling on the head and neck. the 2nd row and left 4th row photos are courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The 5th row photo is courtesy of Mary Caisley; the right 6th row, courtesy of Trude Peterson. The others were seen at Shambarai swamp, Yaida, Ndutu, Lake Manyara, Nanja Dam, and Lake Nakuru (Kenya). Click the photo above to see 18 enlargements.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Karine Van der Vurst, Mary Caisley, Michael Oates, Trude Peterson

Last Update this page: 3-16-21