adult in nonbreeding plumage; glossy wings (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)

Glossy Ibis
Plegadis falcinellus

Native Range: Worldwide

Notes: an all dark ibis nearly identical to White-faced Ibis but with dark (rather than red) iris; nests and roosts in trees; flocks ften fly in straight lines or in V-formation.

probing with long decurved bill; note dark iris (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)

neck and legs stretched out in flight (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)

pale lines on dark face (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)

dorsal view (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)