Bird’s ID – Puna Ibis # 223

Puna Ibis


The Puna Ibis (Plegadis ridgwayi) is a species of bird in the family Threskiornithidae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. Its natural habitats are swamps, marshes and lakes, and most of its range is in the Andean highlands, including the puna, but locally it occurs down to sea level. It has been domesticated by the Uru people for meat and eggs.

The Puna Ibis is # 223 on my list of “lifers”


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10 thoughts on “Bird’s ID – Puna Ibis # 223

    • They are not black, they are dark brown and the do have iridescent tones of yellow, green and beige, I believe that coloring depends on the angle of light. Thank you very much, Donna. πŸ™‚

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