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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Threskiornithidae.


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  • Occasionally seen are glossy ibis Plegadis falcinellis, rednecked nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis, little buttontail Turnix sylvatica, and azure-winged magpie Cyanopico cyanus.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • The rare black stork Ciconia nigra and glossy ibis Plegadis flacinellus are recorded.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • The Yesilirmak Delta supports breeding populations of night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), little egret (Egretta garzetta), and glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus).

    Euxine-Colchic deciduous forests

  • The wetlands of the Tuz, Van and Urumiyeh basins in Turkey and Iran support important breeding colonies of waterfowl, notably the greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus rubber), great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), and glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus).

    Biological diversity in the Irano-Anatolian

  • In this ecoregion, the most important wetland is the system of lagoons in Guanacache and Rosario in the Mendoza province; a Ramsar site that is home to an interesting diversity of aquatic birds such as Euxenura maguari, Chauna torquata, Plegadis chini, Phoenicopterus chilensis and ducks of the genus Anas.

    Argentine Monte

  • Over 200 aquatic and terrestrial bird species are estimated to use the lakes, and the most numerous species include the glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) and the magpie goose (Anseranas semipalmata).

    Kimberly tropical savanna

  • The Camargue (Rhone Delta) breeding bird species include 8 heron species, Gelochelidon nilotica, Coracias garrulus, Merops apiaster, Plegadis falcinellus, Phoenicopterus ruber (the largest colony of flamingo in the Mediterranean), Glareola pratincola, and gulls.

    Northeastern Spain and Southern France Mediterranean forests

  • It is an important breeding ground for little cormorants Phalacrocorax pygmaeus (15 pairs), night heron Nycticorax nycticorax (50-150 pairs), squacco heron Ardeola rallioides (60 pairs), little bittern Ixobrychus minutus (20 pairs), glossy ibis Plegadis falcinellus (5 pairs), white spoonbill Platalea leucorodia (6-20 pairs), corncrake Crex crex (V), great bustard Otis tarda and five other heron species with some 1,000 nests.

    Srebarna Nature Reserve, Bulgaria

  • Some of the common birds in the area are the ñandú (Rhea americana), the perdiz chica (Nothura maculosa), the martineta colorada (Rynchotus rufescens), and waterfowl such us the gallareta chica (Fulica leucoptera), the cuervillo de cañada (Plegadis chihi), the cigüeña americana (Euxenura maguari) and others.

    Semi-arid Pampas

  • Bird species utilizing the wetlands in this region include freckled duck (Stictonetta naevosa), musk duck (Biziura lobata), black swan (Cygnus atratus), silver gulls (Larus novaehollandiae), Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus), great egret (Egretta alba), glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), and banded stilts (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus).

    Simpson desert


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