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Plumbeous Ibis - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Lcverissimo
Poconé, Pantanal, Brazil, 7 October 2014

Alternative name(s): Blue Ibis

Theristicus caerulescens


71–76 cm

  • Grey plumage
  • White forehead
  • Bushy crest
  • Red legs


South America: found in the lowlands of southern Brazil to Bolivia, Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Wetlands, savannas, pastures, rice fields and scrub.


The diet includes insects, snails and aquatic molluscs. The have been seen eating fish.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)

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