Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Buckeye, near Jackrabbit and Southern, Maricopa County
This Glossy Ibis was
discovered and photographed by Dominic Sherony on 06 April 2012.
Casual to rare, but apparently increasing visitor to
Arizona. Likely more regular than the few records
suggest due to difficulty in picking them out of the
more widespread and abundant White-faced Ibis flocks and
the difficulty of separating them from hybrids.
This bird shows the brown eye, brownish-gray facial skin
bordered by pale lines that separate Glossy Ibis from
White-faced Ibis. All White-faced Ibis would have
red eyes by now. There is nothing in this bird
that suggests that it is a hybrid. Most hybrids
would show some reddish in the facial skin.
06 April 2012, photo by Dominic SheronyAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 07 April 2012