Aging and identification of Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

 

 
 
 


Fig. 1. Portrait of a recently fledged and rather befuddled Glossy Ibis on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York 4 July 2002.


Fig. 2. A different bird from Fig. 1.
 

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Literature
Kaufman, K. (1990) 'The dark Ibises' in A Field Guide to Advanced Birding. Chapter 5, p39-42, Houghton Mifflin, Boston.
Sibley, D. A. (2000) 'The Sibley Guide to Birds', Knopf, Inc.


Photography: All shots were taken through a Kowa TSN-4 scope (at 20X) using a Nikon Coolpix 880 digital camera. Images were cropped and sharpened slightly using Adobe Photoshop 5.0.


All images and text copyright of Angus Wilson/Ocean Wanderers© 2002.
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