GLOSSY IBIS FACTS
The Glossy Ibis is a small dark coloured ibis. The neck is dark reddish brown and the body is dark brown with a metallic sheen on the wings. The long curved bill is olive brown, and the legs and feet are brown. It has a white line around the eyes.
wetlands, floodplains, mangroves, mudflats
frogs, snails, aquatic insects and other invertebrates
The Glossy Ibis nest is a platform of sticks lined with aquatic plants built between branches of tree or shrub growing in the water. They breed in colonies with other species of ibis and other water birds.
The Glossy Ibis is found in suitable habitat throughout much of the Australian mainland. It is most common in northern Australia and is only a non-breeding visitor to Tasmania and south-west of Western Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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