French: Ibis à face nue German: Mohrenibis Spanish: Ibis afeitado
Other common names: Whispering Ibis
M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823,
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. i. berlepschi
Hellmayr, 1903 –
N & E Colombia and W Venezuela; few recent records from NE Ecuador and from extreme NE Peru#R. Reports from Guyana (and Surinam and adjacent NC Brazil) require verification.
P. i. nudifrons
(Spix, 1825) – C, E & S Brazil S of Amazon.
P. i. infuscatus
(M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823) – E Bolivia through Paraguay to NE Argentina (S to N Buenos Aires) and Uruguay.
46–54 cm; 493–600 g. Considerably smaller and shorter-tailed than partially sympatric Cercibis oxycerca. Immature as adult, with white lores and black... read more
Rather silent away from roost or nesting site. Flight call is a series of 4–7 rather melodious but... read more
Open, wet meadows, pastures and savannas, marshes, ricefields and margins of lagoons, pools and... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, worms, freshwater clams and other small invertebrates; seeds and leaves recorded in Brazil. Usually feeds in small groups... read more
Early in wet season in Venezuela and Colombia; rather continuous during all rainy season; early summer (Oct–Dec) in SE Brazil.... read more
Not well known, but movements related to rainfall seem usual to be throughout range; in Có... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). The global population is large but there is no precise information available: Wetlands International estimates that infuscatus... read more
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