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Plumbeous Ibis

Plumbeous 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: 2013-09-19
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: 2014-06-06 7:45
Viewed: 1705
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another Ibis species of the Pantanal:
The Plumbeous Ibis (Theristicus caerulescens) is a species of bird in the Threskiornithidae family. It is found in grassland, savanna, fields and marshes in central South America, ranging in south-central and south-easternBrazil, eastern and northern Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and northern Argentina. It is generally fairly common and is easily seen in the Pantanal among other areas. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland and pastureland.

It is 73 cm. and a distinctive bird, being overall grey with elongated plumes on the nape and neck, a narrow white band on the forehead and reddish legs. Unlike many other ibises, the plumbeous ibis is rather asocial and typically seen alone or in pairs.

Its name is derived from the Latin word for lead, plumbum, in reference to its lead-grey colour.

Voice: Short, repeated resonant series of ki-ki-ki; other birds may join in briefly just after start.

Sources: Wikipedia and the book: All the birds of Brazil by Deodato Souza.

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interesting ibis, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-06 8:44]

Hi Peter,magnificent ibis from Brazil and top quality pic another time,perfect sharpness and colors,the red eye detail are fantastic despite the distance,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Peter, this is still another remarkable capture of an exotic bird from Brazil.
The image is brilliant in the bright sunshine and I like the reflected sky on the surface of water. It creates a wonderful contrast with the surroundings.
Thanks and regards, neighbour.

Again, the "Great White Hunter" ... Congratulations, Peter and welcome your input on important South American fauna of the Pantanal.

I mention that I'm working on an idea that later I would like to share with you and all the comrades of TN and see if you have "quorum", and if so, raise TrekNature coordinators to see what they think of it.
I will go ahead of you to question.
A big hug.

Hernn Bortondello

hallo Peter
Weer een super mooie ibis, super scherp en prachtige kleuren
Apart dat witte vlekje op zijn kop
bedankt weer
gr lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-06-06 9:50]

Hallo Peter,
Nice photo of this ibis ..
Beautiful natural colours and a nice pose with eye contact.
Best wishes,

Bonsoir Peter,
Une belle rencontre magnifiquement restitue dans une belle lumire et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Peter, great capture of lovely ibis in a beautiful ambientation, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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Hello Ishi,

Hi Peter, lovely capture here my friend, nice and sharp, perhaps the lighting is a little off the mark, maybe half to a full stop down, however a pleasant image indeed, well done,

Best Regards,


Hi Peter,
Fantastic shot. Beautifully composed, the bird's tack sharp and lights are remarkable. I also love the way how you used water and the ground as 3 different layer types in the background (blue, dark and light brown). Exceptional work. Bravo!
Best regards, Lszl

Ciao Peter. Beautiful colours and Amazing playing od light. Excellent details and DOF.


Hi Peter,
you have a serie of wonderful bird pictures of brasil - congratulation.
have a nice day

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