[CT Birds] ID Help: White-faced Ibis?

Michael Richardson michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 1 22:17:36 EDT 2012


Aww, that's too bad, I was hoping to get lucky with a new species.  Oh well.  Thanks again for taking the time to check it out.  At least now I know a few more details about glossy ibis than i did before.

-Mike

From: ghanisek at rep-am.com
To: michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] ID Help: White-faced Ibis?
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 22:09:46 -0400








The pix of the lone bird is clearly a Glossy Ibis. Bill 
size is not a factor in telling the two species apart. Their measurements are 
essentially the same. Any size differences would be age/sex related, and not 
diagnostic for species. 
 
Greg
 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: 
  Michael Richardson 
  To: ghanisek at rep-am.com ; hunterj at wilton.k12.ct.us ; ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org 
  
  Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 9:36 PM
  Subject: RE: [CT Birds] ID Help: 
  White-faced Ibis?
  

  Hi James and Greg,

Thanks for taking a look.  FYI, in 
  the photo of the three ibis, it is the one on the far right that I am 
  wondering about.  I uploaded two new photos for this bird that may help 
  with the identification:

http://flic.kr/p/c9CYiA
http://flic.kr/p/c9CYBj

I understand 
  that the white line above the eye is a key identification feature for the 
  glossy ibis, however this one bird just looks so different compared to the 
  other glossy ibis that were nearby.  Especially when you compare bill 
  size.    Maybe it's just a juvenile, or a hybrid or something 
  else.  To me, the bill length compared to the size of it's body looks 
  more like the glossy ibis, however it is lacking the facial features of a 
  white-faced ibis in breeding plumage.  

Thanks again for your 
  input,

Mike


  
  > From: ghanisek at rep-am.com
> To: 
  michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] ID Help: 
  White-faced Ibis?
> Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 20:18:28 -0400
> 
  
> I didn't respond the first time, because I just don't think you can 
  see 
> enough at that distance.
> 
> Greg
> 
> 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Michael Richardson" 
  <michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com>
> To: 
  <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 5:41 
  PM
> Subject: [CT Birds] ID Help: White-faced Ibis?
> 
> 
  
> >
> > I'm going to take another shot at this since I 
  didn't get a response the 
> > first time sending.
> 
  >
> > I took this photo at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, 
  CT on 
> > 5/19/2012:
> >
> > 
  http://flic.kr/p/c77395
> >
> > After I got home and 
  examined the photo, I am wondering the ibis on the 
> > far right is 
  the White-faced Ibis that was spotted there recently. It 
> > looks 
  fairly different than the other two, which are clearly Glossy Ibis. 
> 
  > It has a longer bill, duller feathers with no reddish-brown, and is 
  
> > generally larger overall. Anyone have any input on this?
> 
  >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Michael Richardson
> 
  > Connecticutwilderness.com
> > Norwalk, CT
> >
> 
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