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Green Ibis

Green Ibis
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-03 6:47
Viewed: 1528
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There are a lot of Ibis’ photos on Treknature, but I couldn’t find a photo of a Green Ibis. So, I think, this is again a NEW BIRD FOR TN.

The Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis) is a wading bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae. It is the only member of the genus Mesembrinibis.

This is a resident breeder from Honduras through Nicaragua, Costa Rica and western Panama, and South America to northern Argentina. It undertakes some local seasonal movements in the dry season.
The Green Ibis occurs in wooded swamps and other wet forest habitats. Its nest consists of a platform of twigs placed in a tree. This species is less gregarious than its relatives and is usually seen alone or in pairs. It has been recorded as harassing sunbitterns nesting in the same tree.

Like other ibises, it eats fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as insects. it is most active and vocal at dusk, with a loud rolling co-co-co-co-corru-corru call.

The Green Ibis is 48–56 cm long and weighs 650–750 g; the female is smaller than the male. Breeding adults have glossy greenish-black bodies, pale green legs and bill, and grey bare facial skin patches. Juveniles are much duller, but can be distinguished from the similar glossy ibis by their bulkier shape, shorter legs and broader wings. This species, like other ibises, flies with neck outstretched. Its flight is heavy, with fewer glides and jerkier wingbeats than its relatives.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-03 8:06]

Hi Peter,not only green as i can see watching this magnificent plumage caught in a spectacular way and quality,another perfect capture from Brazil,very very well done and interesting.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hallo peter
En weer een aanwinst voor TN
deze is ook weer super mooi
goed van scherpte leuke compositie en prachtige kleuren
bedankt weer gr lou

Ciao Peter, great capture of fantastic ibis, fine details, superb sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonsoir Peter,
C'est avant tout une belle lumière qui fait resplendir de splendides et délicates couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Peter

You have captured the Green Ibis in his best fishing/hunting pose with
fine POV, DOF and the way it is framed with the waves of the background,
excellent light, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-06-03 23:02]

interesting Ibis, Peter!

We see all the important characteristic of this species except the feet.

All the best,


hallo peter
照的很漂亮 很美麗的鳥 也很清晰
尤其是太的色彩 五彩繽紛 非常的奇特難見
很棒的作品 動作很自然 也很亮眼
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

Great taken fot the Ibis in action! Beautiful colours.


Good hunting, Peter!

A big hug for you.

Hernán Bortondello

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-06-05 12:56]

Hello Peter,
An interesting Ibis-species with this magnificent shiny plumage. Light at disposition was not the best, you have done well however.
Kind regards

  • Great 
  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-06-06 5:39]

Hallo Peter,
Great capture ..
Excellent shot of this beautiful and colourful bird.
Best wishes,

Hi Peter
Wow, the colourful plumage on the Green Ibis is just stunning! Excellent detail, lighting and composition. It's great to see the Ibis in their natural environment. Great notes to go along with the image.
TFS Janice

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