Order: Ciconiiformes | Family: Threskiornithidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult breeding | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Yauyos, Lima
Age: Adult Non-breeding | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huacarpay, Cusco
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Villa Marshes, Lima
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Villa Marshes, Lima
Status: The Puna Ibis is common in the high Andes at elevations ranging from 3200 to 4500 m. They favor the muddy edges of bodies of water and wet grasslands. The Puna Ibis also occur in selected coastal wetlands where it can be seasonally common. It also occurs in Bo and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Ibis de la Puna.
Sub-species: Puna Ibis (Plegadis ridgwayi) Allen, 1876.
Meaning of Name: Plegadis: Gr. Plegados, plegadis=Sickle-shaped. ridgeway: After Robert Ridgeway, American Ornithologists and Smithsonian Curator of birds, author of The Birds of North and Middle America, 1901.
- 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.