Date: 3/9/17 9:43 pm From: Matthew Dufort <matt.dufort...> Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Ibis Identification error in cranky Louisiana post
Just to add a bit to what Ed said, I'm not sure that these are all White-faced. Identification of non-breeding *Plegadis* ibises can be really tough. The bird in the middle of the first photo looks like a clear White-faced to me. But the bird on the right in the first photo, and the two birds in the close-up photo, are less clear. I would want to study those birds in varying light and from different angles before trying to make a call on them.
Good birding, Matt Dufort
On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Ed Newbold <ednewbold1...> wrote:
> Hi all, > > Matt Dufort has spotted an ID error in my Louisiana post. We called a > group of Ibis Glossy, but apparently they are White-faced. Here is what > Matt wrote: > > > "... I think your Glossy Ibis look more like White-faced, particularly the > faces and eyes, which look rather red on the birds that I can see. I > checked eBird, and it looks like White-faced is actually slightly more > common in Louisiana than Glossy is. " > > Thanks Matt, and thanks for being so kind about it! > > > I added another photo to the post that shows the birds a bit closer which > might be of further help. > > Thanks, > > Ed > > Here's the link again > > Ed Newbold | Out of our depth in Louisiana > <http://ednewbold.com/out-of-our-depth-in-louisiana/> > > Ed Newbold | Out of our depth in Louisiana > <http://ednewbold.com/out-of-our-depth-in-louisiana/> > > > > >