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Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

Description:

This is the most widespread ibis species, breeding in scattered sites in warm regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Atlantic and Caribbean region of the Americas. It is thought to have originated in the Old World and spread naturally from Africa to northern South America in the 19th century, from where it spread to North America.[2] This species is migratory; most European birds winter in Africa, and in North America birds from north of the Carolinas winter farther south. Birds from other populations may disperse widely outside the breeding season. While generally declining in Europe it has recently established a breeding colony in Southern Spain, and there appears to be a growing trend for the Spanish birds to winter in Britiain and Ireland, with at least 22 records in 2010

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2 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Thanks Satyen

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Amazing captures!

Sachin Zaveri
Spotted by
Sachin Zaveri

India

Spotted on Jan 13, 2013
Submitted on Jan 23, 2013

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