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The Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is a small ibis that has a olive-brown distinctive long, curved bill, with blue-grey facial skin is blue-grey and a bordering white line that extends around the eyes. From a distance, the Glossy Ibis looks black. On closer quarters the neck is reddish-brown and the body is a bronze-brown with a metallic iridescent sheen on the wings. The eyes, legs and feet are brown.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds © Dorothy Latimer
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds © Dorothy Latimer
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds © Dorothy Latimer
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Alice Springs Sewage Ponds © Dorothy Latimer

Footnote & References

  1. Plegadis falcinellus (Linnaeus, 1766), Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https:/biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/da100481-e4a7-4d6e-8535-89a748cf52ad
  2. Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/3756-Plegadis-falcinellus
  3. Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), eBird, https://ebird.org/species/gloibi

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