Glossy ibis

The glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is a species of ibis, with its characteristic curved beak and dark plumage.

Where to find them?

You can find it in the marsh of Oceanogràfic, located in the aviary.

General aspects

It is the only ibis which is native to Europe. In Spain, a stable reproductive population has settled in the Guadalquivir marshes.
They are easily recognised because they usually fly in a V formation as a group.
This bird usually measures between 55 and 65 centimetres.

Did you know...?

The eggs that the glossy ibis lays are greenish blue.