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Black-faced ibis +

Theristicus melanopis

  • Black-faced ibis
  • Black-faced ibis
  • Black-faced ibis

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Globally, there are around 25,000 to 100,000 breeding pairs of this species remaining. They are only rarely kept in zoos.


Order: storks and relatives (incl. storks and herons); family: ibis and spoonbill


Predominantly animal nutrition: insects, snails, worms, reptiles


Open grasslands, pastures and fields, but also rivers and marshlands


2–3 eggs; incubation: 28 days Often forms larger breeding colonies of up to 50 pairs along cliffs and rocky headlands

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Least concern (LC)

Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)

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