Monday, September 17, 2012

Glossy Ibis


The Life of Animals | Glossy Ibis | This is the most common species of ibis, breeding in scattered sites in warm regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean region of the Americas. This species is migratory, European birds overwinter in North Africa and North Carolina birds in winter to the south. Birds from other populations may greatly spread outside the breeding season. The breeding population in temperate regions during the local spring, while the tropical nesting populations, coinciding with the rainy season. Nests are often in mixed species colonies. Glossy Ibis feeding in very shallow water and litter in fresh or brackish water wetlands with high dense stands of emerging vegetation such as reeds, papyrus and reeds) and low trees or shrubs. They show a preference for the marshes at the edges of lakes and rivers, but also in lakes, floodplains, wetlands, swamps, lakes, lagoons, fields and irrigated farmland available.

In dense stands of emerging vegetation, small trees or shrubs The Black Ibis seaonand diet is highly dependent on what is available. Prey contains adult insects and larvae and water beetles, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, crickets, flies and caddis flies, leeches, worms, including, for example, molluscs (snails and clams), crustaceans (crabs and lobsters, for example) and off and far, fish, amphibians, lizards, snakes and small birds chicks such a medium ibis.

The body weight of the ibis may 485-970 g (1.07 to 2.1 pounds) vary. Breeding adults have reddish-brown bodies and shiny bottle-green wings. This species has a brown beak, dark facial skin bordered above and below blue-gray (non-breeding) to cobalt blue (breeding), and legs reddish brown. Unlike herons, ibises fly with necks outstretched, their flight is graceful and often in V-formation.

The Glossy Ibis is a way in which the Agreement on the Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. Sichler be increased by habitat destruction and loss of wetlands through drainage, salinity, groundwater extraction and the invasion of exotic plants threatened.

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