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Ibis - Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus


Similar to Hadada Ibis, but is slim with slender bill, neck and long legs; breeding adult is largely rich dark chestnut with well glossed greenish-purple back, wings and tail; closer veiw reveal two cobalt-blue lines on face; none breeding has the head and neck speckled with white-grey. Photo taken at Lake Manyara, Tanzania


Wetland all types including river, lakes and coastal lagoons.


Info taken from: Birds of East Africa, by Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe

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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Manyara, Tanzania

Lat: -3.62, Long: 35.79

Spotted on Jan 10, 2018
Submitted on Mar 19, 2020

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