Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus)

Like most ibises, this bird has a long, downwardly curved bill, which gives its silhouette a very particular appearance. In poor light it can look very dark and black, and when perched on the trees they may resemble black vultures, until the bill is distinguished. Their defining feature is the lack of feathers in the face, which sets it apart from the Green Ibis. They can be very noisy at dawn and dusk, specially if traveling in large groups. They forage mostly in the ground, in grassy fields or swamps where they can catch small invertebrates.

Bare-faced Ibis - Phimosus infuscatus - Coquito (2)

Although this bird has green plumage overall, it looks very dark on poor light. Their bill is downcurved and the face has no feathers like its name indicates.

Bare-faced Ibis - Phimosus infuscatus - Coquito

They forage in the ground, particularly in grassy and swamp habitats, even in close proximity to houses.

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