Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

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The glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is a wading bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae. The scientific name derives from Ancient Greek plegados and Latin, falcis, both meaning "sickle" and referring to the distinctive shape of the bill.

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  1. (c) peggyo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/5587213
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plegadis_falcinellus

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