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Subspecies infuscatus
Photo © by Joseph Morlan
Esteros del Arroyo Maldonado, Uruguay, 30 January 2023.
Subspecies berlepschi
Photo © by Robert Scanlon
Sonso, nr Cali, Colombia, May 2004

Alternative Name: Whispering Ibis

Phimosus infuscatus

Identification

46–54 cm (18-21¼ in)

  • Pinkish to reddish-brown decurved bill
  • Red bare skin on face
  • Black overall plumage
  • Reddish-brown iris

Distribution

Juvenile
Photo © by Celso Paris
Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 2018

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina

Taxonomy

Subspecies

Photo © by Rodrigo Conte
Brasilia, Brazil, October 2012

There are 3 subspecies[2]:

  • P. i. berlepschi:
  • P. i. nudifrons:
  • Brazil south of the Amazon
  • P. i. infuscatus:

Habitat

Wet meadows and pastureland. Savannas, marshes, ricefields; lagoon and pool edges.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of insects and small invertebrates such as worms and fresh water clams. Seeds and leaves are also eaten.

References

  1. De la Peña & Rumboll, 1998. Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-09035-1
  2. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  3. Avibase
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)
  5. Neotropical Birds

Recommended Citation

External Links

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