Glossy Ibis
Lorong Halus Entrance
09 May 2022


General details
Species
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Record ID 10255
Date 09 May 2022
Location Lorong Halus Entrance
Count 1 individual
Date added 09 May 2022

Record accepted.

Committee's view
Vote results Against: 2, For: 5
Wild: 5
Verdict Accepted / Wild (Verifiable)

References (see all)
References eBird

Descriptions
Identification
Large heron-like bird, dark grey-brownish colour overall, pronounced downward curved beak. Seen briefly before it went out of sight over the trees at close range in flight, over Halus entrance flying at low height, in north-west direction over the adjacent river. Neck was extended without kink. Camera was still in bag so no photos. Considered painted/milky stork but plumage was dark with no white, beak was dark coloured, curved, and not so thick also. Considered herons, but neck extended and curvature of the beak is just too significant. Marshy habitat seems appropriate as well. Can't think of anything else which fits the description.
Habitat/behaviour
Fly past at low height, neck extended. Marshy habitat.
Viewing conditions
Clear.
Observer's experience
No previous experience. Have read up on bird and previous records on SBP.
Observer's experience w/similar species
Familiar with herons and storks.