Scientific Name: Plegadis falcinellus Common Name: Glossy Ibis Other Name: Black Curlew
Identifying Features: long and slender beak, curved beak, chestnut brown body (in breeding season), dark brown legs, purple-green wings, long legs
- The scientific name of Glossy Ibis characterizes its distinctive bill which means ‘sickle’.
- While flying they outstretch their necks and their flocks fly in wavy lines.
This image was clicked by Pradeepkumar Devadoss – via Flickr.
Where have you seen this bird? Let us know in the comments below. You can also share a photo of this bird clicked by you by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org