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Glossy Ibis found nesting in Wisconsin for the first time

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 by Ryan Brady   No Comments Yet

The Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) typically occurs in marshes bordering the Atlantic and eastern Gulf Coasts. Glossy Ibis are not found in Wisconsin every year, but in recent years it is not unheard of to have one or more wanderers show up at Horicon Marsh, often in the company of western White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi). This year two birds found each other, and produced two young, marking the first time this species has ever been documented as nesting in Wisconsin.  Read  more here.

Adult Glossy Ibis photographed at Horicon Marsh, 10 July 2019, by Jack Bartholmai.

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