“The Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is a vagrant in my region (above). Vagrant is defined as ‘A rare visitor found far beyond its normal geographical range, typically recorded only once or twice in any area in question’ – see “Erritzoe, J., K. Kampp, K. Winker & C. B. Frith, 2007. The ornithologist’s dictionary. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.”
“Since 2013 a number of sightings of a single bird have been made. Some of us are of the opinion that this is a solitary bird returning yearly, often transiting at previously visited sites.
“I have seen the bird three times since 2014 at this site. On this occasion, as previously, it was seen feeding with Asian Openbills and Egrets.
“It has since left this site after a short transit.”
NB: All images except that at the top are from the same site on 29th April 2014.
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
2nd January 2017
Location: Malim Nawar, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Ex-mining pools, fish farming, wetlands