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Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus
The Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus, is the most widespread ibis species, breeding in scattered sites in warm regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Atlantic and Caribbean region of the Americas. It is thought to have originated in the Old World and spread naturally from Africa to northern South America in the 19th century, from where it spread to North America. This species is migratory; most European birds winter in Africa, and in North America birds from north of the Carolinas winter farther south. Birds from other populations may disperse widely outside the breeding season. While generally declining in Europe it has recently established a breeding colony in Southern Spain, and there appears to be a growing trend for the Spanish birds to winter in Britiain and Ireland, with at least 22 records in 2010.
Habitat
wetlands, swamps
Location
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Date taken
2005
Scientific name
Plegadis falcinellus
Equipment used
Canon EOS, Tamron zoom lens

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Asia, Australia & Pacific Islands
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