Sākums Animals Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis is the most widespread ibis species (North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia). Numbers are currently decreasing. Major threats are habitat destruction, pesticide pollution and hunting.


■ Listed in Appendix II of Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS, or Bonn Convention) as migratory species that is requiring international cooperation.
■ Listed in Appendix II of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats as a strictly protected fauna species.
■ Listed in Annex I of EU Council Directive 2009/147/EC on the Conservation of wild birds (the Birds Directive).


■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Pelecaniformes – pelicans and relatives
■ Family Threskiornithidae – ibises and spoonbills
■ Species Plegadis falcinellus – Glossy Ibis

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