Ibis

L. ibis, ibidis  ibis   < Gr. ιβις ibis, ιβιδος ibidos  ibis. This name has been confused over the centuries. The Sacred Ibis was venerated by the ancient Egyptians, but the Glossy Ibis was equally common in that country. By the time modern ornithologists and explorers arrived the Sacred Ibis was either extinct or fast disappearing in Egypt, and the name gradually attached itself to other stork- or heron-like birds (for example, the Cattle Egret).
● (?syn. Eudocimus Ϯ Scarlet Ibis E. ruber) (see below)
● (syn. Mycteria Ϯ Yellow-billed Stork M. ibis) "117. IBIS, Ibis.  Bec long, fort, tranchant, et émoussé à son extrémité; des places dénuées de plumes sur la tête." (de Lacépède 1799); "Ibis Lacépède, Tabl. Ois., 1799, p. 18. Type, by tautonymy, Ibis candidus Daudin = Tantalus ibis Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 126).
● (syn. Plegadis Ϯ Glossy Ibis P. falcinellus) "80. EGYPTISE KRAAN, in 't Latyn Ibis,  By BELON. L. IV. c. IX.  SEBA Thes. I. t. 62 f.3." (Moehring 1758). In effect, Moehring's name is unidentifiable. Belon's 1555, plate illustrates the Glossy Ibis; his text refers both to the Glossy Ibis and to the Sacred Ibis. Seba's 1735, plate illustrates the Scarlet Ibis (named Avis Porphyrio, Amboinensis).   Var. Jbis.
● (?syn. Threskiornis Ϯ Sacred Ibis T. aethiopicus) (see above)

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Recommended citation
Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 16 January 2019).