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Includes: Andean Ibis
71â€“76 cm (28-30 in)
Immature: dusky neck streaking and buffy feather edges on the wing-coverts produce a scalloped effect.
 Similar Species
Buff-necked Ibis which has white in the wing and a buffish breast
Two subspecies accepted which are sometimes considered full species:
With the latest update of Clements checklist, there is now a majority of checklists that recommend lumping these two forms in one species.
Wet grasslands, open grassy and agricultural fields, salt lagoons, arid sandy areas.
The diet consists of insects, worms, frogs, salamanders and sometimes rodents. In addition they consume a lot of burrowing larvae. They will also take small chicks and mammals.
Their nests can be found in woodland, on cliffs and in rocky gullies. The clutch consists of two eggs, which are incubated by the female for 28 days. They sometimes nest in colonies with Black-crowned Night Heron
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