Glossy Ibis

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

Fun Facts:

  • 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.

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