Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53895

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Thresionrnthidae
Genus:Plegadis
Genus species:Plegadis ridgwayi

Animal Characteristics

Height:61 cm
Weight:1.4 kg
Identification:The body of the puna ibis is dark purple-brown with green highlights. The head and neck are chestnut, and the wings and tail are green. The puna ibis has a long slender curving beak.
Habitat:Temperate high altitude zones, marshes, muddy flats
Diet:Carnivore: amphibians, insects, small aquatic animals
Reproduction:Nests are built in tall reeds.
Puna ibises fly in flocks and form 'V's' or wavy lines. Often times they form large flocks along shorelines. They feed socially by probing deep into the water and mud to extract prey.
Behavior:The puna ibis frequents shores of lagoons and swamps and is rarely found on the coast.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The puna ibises are distinguished from herons by their curved bill and the fact that they fly with their neck extended.

Other Information

Geographic:Central South America Date:1958-1988 Subjects:long-legged wading bird
Puna ibis
Plegadis
Ibises
Threskiornithidae
Ciconiiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53895