This record was submitted by Jared HJ Tan on 09 May 2022. All user submissions will be reviewed by the Records Committee. Entries listed here may be edited for brevity and clarity while the original record is left unchanged.
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Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
|Date||09 May 2022|
|Location||Lorong Halus Entrance|
|Date added||09 May 2022|
|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.|
|Fly past at low height, neck extended. Marshy habitat.|
|No previous experience. Have read up on bird and previous records on SBP.|
|Observer's experience w/similar species|
|Familiar with herons and storks.|