Glossy Ibis (& hybrid Glosy x White-faced Ibis) photos © Bill Schmoker

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Adult alternate Glossy Ibis, Cape May, NJ, 5/06.

Adult alternate Glossy Ibis, Weld County, Colorado, 4/05. Note the dark eye, the bluish-gray facial skin, and the blue-tinged white facial border above and below the facial skin but not behind the eye.

Same adult alternate Glossy Ibis as above, Weld County, Colorado, 4/05.

For comparison, the adult alternate Glossy Ibis (left) with an adult alternate White-faced Ibis (right.) Weld County, Colorado, 4/05

Close-up showing head details of adult alternate Glossy Ibis, Weld County, Colorado, 4/05.

Adult alternate Glossy Ibis, Hutton Lakes, Wyoming, 7/05. Doug Faulkner observed two Glossies feeding nestlings at separate parts of the marsh, one paired with a White-faced and the other pairing unknown. This represents the first time nesting Glossies have been found in a non-Gulf-Coast state west of the Mississippi.

Adult alternate Glossy Ibis, Hutton Lakes, Wyoming, 7/05.

Adult alternate Glossy Ibis with a White-faced Ibis behind it, Hutton Lakes, Wyoming, 7/05.

Adult hybrid Glossy x White-faced Ibis, Hutton Lakes, Wyoming, 7/05.

Possible juvenile Glossy Ibis, Prewitt Reservoir, Washington County, Colorado, 8/04. Note the dark iris, gray facial skin, and thin pale lines on upper and lower facial skin borders, all which point to Glossy Ibis genes. I'm not sure if a hybrid Glossy x White-faced Ibis can be ruled out, though.

Another shot of the juvenile Glossy Ibis (or hybrid). The blue tinge of the lower facial skin border can be seen in this shot.

Possible Glossy Ibis (right) with White-faced Ibis, Holbrook Reservoir, Otero County, Colorado, 8/9/02.

 

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org