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Bare-faced Ibis

Phimosus infuscatus


Also known as the Whispering Ibis, is a species of bird in the Threskiornithidae family. It has opaque black feathers with greenish reflections.

Walk in small groups along the shores of the lakes.


It is found in flooded grasslands, lakes or swamps, usually with mud and grass areas, from Colombia, except Peru and Chile to northeast Argentina.


I have always seen this ibis at the zoo and I thought it was in their collection, but last friday I realized it was not. Its actually a wild ibis that comes for food and likes to hang around with a group of flamingos, a grey crowned crane and a blue crane :)

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Liam 10 years ago

Wow! Great shot! Love the green!

AndreaBonomi 10 years ago

And thanks for add my shot in your favorite!

AndreaBonomi 10 years ago

A beautiful shot!
Thanks for your comment.

Jeannette 10 years ago

Wow beautiful :)

Carolina 10 years ago

Thank you both :)

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

Wao Carolina, what a nice bird!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 10 years ago

Nice spot - beautiful photo :)

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Risaralda, Colombia

Spotted on Jan 19, 2012
Submitted on Jan 24, 2012

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