Order: Ciconiiformes | Family: Threskiornithidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Sechura, Piura
Age: Adult | Sex: Female? | Loc. Mollendo, Peru
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mollendo, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mollendo & Camana, Peru
Status: The Black-faced ibis is restricted to the coastal lowlands where it is now rare. Pairs or small flocks forage along the edges of wetlands and agricultural fields. The decline of this species’ population is attributed to the destruction of coastal wetlands in Peru. It also occurs in Ec and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Bandurria de Cara Negra.
Sub-species: Black-faced Ibis (Theristicus melanopis) Gmelin, JF, 1789.
Meaning of Name: Theristicus: Gr. theristikos, theistron= a sickle shaped tool to collect or harvest. melanopis: Gr. Melas=black, opsis=appearance..
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.