Baking: Glossy Ibis

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Plegadis falcinellus

Length: 15-25 in Wingspan: 35-40 in Weight: 1-2 lbs

Identification:

Dark bird with curved light bill. Thin white lines on face. Wings and head with greenish iridescence. Bill, facial skin, and legs tend darker than White-Faced Ibis.

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Distribution:

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Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

The Glossy Ibis is the most widespread ibis in the world, and its range is still expanding in the Americas. This species originates in the old world, but sometime in the last few centuries some birds managed to ride the trade winds from Africa to the Caribbean, and are spreading north and south from there.

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References:

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