Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52429

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiformes
Family:Threskiornithidae
Genus:Plegadis
Genus species:Plegadis falcinellus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:56-64 cm
Identification:The glossy ibis' plumage is all dark chestnut. The wings are glossy green, and its face is bare with a white outline. The ibis also hasbrown eyes.
Habitat:Marshes, rice fields, swamps
Diet:Carnivore: insects, crayfish
Reproduction:Glossy ibis are colonial nesters. Their nests can be found in low shrubs, in trees or on the ground. A brood consists of 3-4 eggs. Females incubate all night and part of the day. The male takes over incubating for the rest of the day. Both parents feed the chicks via regurgitation.
Flocks gather to migrate together.
Behavior:The glossy ibis feeds like a shore-bird, pecking around in the mud.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern North America
Southern Central Asia
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Glossy ibis
long-legged wading bird
Plegadis
Ibises
Threskiornithidae
Ciconiiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52429