Glossy Ibis: A vagrant in Malaysia

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IbisGl [AmarSingh] 1

“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.”

IbisGl [AmarSingh] 2

“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.

IbisGl [AmarSingh] 3

“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.

IbisGl [AmarSingh] 4

“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


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