Glossy Ibis Bhigwan

Glossy Ibis Bhigwan
In Pune you can spot
Glossy Ibis in Kavdi and Bhigwan (Diksal). This is the most widespread ibis species, breeding in scattered sites in warm regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Atlantic and Caribbean region of the Americas. It is thought to have originated in the Old World and spread naturally from Africa to northern South America in the 19th century. This species is migratory. it preys on fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as occasionally on insects. This size of the bird is about 55–65 centimeters (22–26 in) long with an 88–105 centimeters (35–41 in) wingspan. Breeding adults have reddish-brown bodies and shiny bottle-green wings. Non-breeders and juveniles have duller bodies. This species has a brownish bill, dark facial skin bordered above and below in blue-gray (non-breeding) to cobalt blue (breeding), and red-brown legs. Unlike herons, ibises fly with necks outstretched, their flight being graceful and often in V-formation. From far looks Dark (Black) A hen sized black bird with long beak. Ref: Wikipedia
Birds of Pune
Glossy Ibis.
In Marathi Glossy Ibis is called as Chimana Kankar चिमणा कंकर and in
Hindi Glossy Ibis is called as Kovar or Chota Baaj – कोवर, छोटा बाज

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