Thursday, April 28, 2011

Another Glossy Ibis--apparently not!

Post note: after posting this and sending a message to the cobirds listserve, I took some time to really check out the photos at big enlargement--I now see that there is a sliver of facial skin (looks bluish but hard to tell as it's so thin and doesn't matter) that goes behind the eye--this is not found on Glossies so this is apparently a hybrid.
These two pics are of the same bird but I think a third Glossy Ibis feeding in the agricultural fields in Florence today. I can't be sure but I believe this is a different Glossy from the others in pics below, part of at least 4 different Glossies in this very large flock of Plegadis ibis. Seetta