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|GLOSSY IBIS (DANUBE DELTA)|
The glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is a wading bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae.
This is the most widespread ibis species, breeding in scattered sites in warm regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Atlantic and Caribbean regions of the Americas.
Glossy ibises feed in very shallow water and nest in freshwater or brackish wetlands with tall dense stands of emergent vegetation such as reeds, papyrus or rushes) and low trees or bushes. They show a preference for marshes at the margins of lakes and rivers but can also be found at lagoons, flood-plains, wet meadows, swamps, reservoirs, sewage ponds, paddies and irrigated farmland. It is less commonly found in coastal locations such as estuaries, deltas, salt marshes and coastal lagoons. Preferred roosting sites are normally in large trees which may be distant from the feeding areas.
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- [2017-09-26 14:17]
HI Marius,the quality of the plumage colors are the best as possible. Fantastic capture of this glossy ibis,great sharpness and nice view on the habitat of the Delta too,well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2017-09-27 11:40]
A lovely bird indeed, posed in a manner which gives us a great look at its beautiful iridescent plumage. The quality is exceptional and your exposure is right on the button. Another treasure from you trip!!
Here in South Africa Glossy Ibis looks bit more glossy and colourful, Marius. Recently I've captured one and will post later. Quite well details and nice exposure.
Thanks for sharing,