Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus)

Order: Ciconiiformes | Family: Threskiornithidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Buff-necked-Ibis
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

Buff-necked-Ibis
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

Buff-necked-Ibis
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

Buff-necked-Ibis
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~74.5 cm (29.3 in).  The Buff-necked Ibis has a rufous cap and buff neck. The upperparts are gray with a broad white or nearly white wing patch.  The underparts are rusty in the breast area with a black belly. They have short red legs and long decurved beak.  The Buff-necked Ibis is similar to Black-faced Ibis, but their ranges do not overlap in Peru. Also, see Andean Ibis.

Status: The status of the Buff-necked Ibis is uncertain in Peru. It is known to occur only in Pampas del Heath (Bahuaja-Sonene National Park), where it has been observed, photographed and audio recorded.  It may be a regular seasonal visitor. It also occurs in Br.

Name in Spanish: Bandurria de Ala Blanca.

Sub-species: Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus) Boddaert, 1783.

Meaning of Name: Theristicus: Gr. theristikos, theistron= a sickle shaped tool to collect or harvest. caudatus L. referring to the tail..

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Distribution Map
Buff-necked IbisVoice


References:

    • 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.