Glossy Ibis
Plegadis falcinellus
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The glossy ibis usually appears black or dark green with purple highlights as in most of these images. The breeding adult may have brown or chestnut highlights. The immature is duller with speckling on the head and neck. The 4th row left and 5th row birds were in Arusha NP (9-14), courtesy of Mary Caisley. The others were seen at Ndutu, Lake Manyara, Nanja Dam, and Silale and Shambarai swamps. Click the photo above to see 12 enlargements.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Karine Van der Vurst, Mary Caisley, Michael Oates

Last Update this page: 12-28-15