Glossy Ibis for Asbed (80)
|Plegadis falcinellus (Glossy Ibis) [in Turk. Çeltikçi|
Here you can see three shots (two in WS: one in-flight pair and one resting pair) of this beaıtiful bird which I captured them in Manyas Bird Paradise (Balıkesir).
The glossy ibis is about 60 cm tall with a wingspan of about 88105 cm. It has a long, dark gray bill that is curved down. It has dark purple to black feathers on its head, neck, back and belly. Its legs are long and black and its wings and tail are a shiny green. In breeding season the glossy ibis has rusty-red feathers and a pale blue line around its face.
This 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 can be found in a variety of wetlands including marshes, estuaries, coastal bays, flooded fields and swamps. It probes in the mud and silt with its bill looking for prey like the fiddler crab, crawfish, insects and small snakes.
It lays three or four eggs in a nest of twigs and sticks. The nests are usually built in trees or bushes but are sometimes built on the ground. They build their nests in colonies that include the nests of other ibises as well as the nests of other species like egrets and herons. Occasionally, the glossy ibis will use an abandoned snowy egret nest. The glossy ibis is very territorial during nesting. The eggs take about three weeks to hatch. The female and male incubate the egg, but the female does most of the work. Both parents feed the chicks. The chicks fledge in about a month. They leave the nest and start to forage for food with their parents when they are two months old.
You can find more detailed info on the species from here! I am dedicating these three posts of this beautiful ibis to one of my beloved and heartfelt friends on TN, Asbed (CeltickRanger) from Canada. Hope you can like these beauties:) MF!
TFL and have a nice day!
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