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Glansibis / Glossy Ibis :D

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Quick Facts

 

Name: Plegadis falcinellus

 

Habitat: Wetlands, marshes, muddy lake-shores and flooded grassland.

 

Distribution: The Glossy Ibis is found in subtropical Africa. This is a migratory species, with most European birds wintering in Africa.

 

Diet: Insects, crustaceans, worms, molluscs, fish, frogs and small reptiles.

 

Socialisation: The Glossy Ibis normally occurs in small flocks but can gather in larger groups when food is abundant.

 

Reproduction: Breeding occurs during the summer months. The nest is a compact platform of twigs or reeds, situated in a tree, bush or reedbed.

 

The Glossy Ibis is a colonial nester, often nesting together in mixed heronries with other species.

 

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Taken on January 7, 2009