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Glossy Ibis
Plegadis falcinellus

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Bird Family :"Ibis and Spoonbills"
Description :Uncommon local species, numbers fluctuate seasonally. Length 53cm. One of the few all-black (red and green sheen) wading birds. Eats seeds and insects. Has a soft call.
Typical Habitat :Freshwater wetlands and pasture.
Distribution :Common Australia wide, except the arid interior.
Migration :Nomadic / non breeding in local area. Main breeding season, February to May and September to December, variable.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes
EPBC :Migratory

      Additional info ..locations seen (40)  ..   observations (10)  ..   habitats seen (1)  ..    
      EPBC = Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (Commonwealth)

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