Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ibises and Spoonbills :: Bare-faced Ibis

Bare-faced Ibis Phimosus infuscatus

Described by: Lichtenstein (1823)
Alternate common name(s): Whispering Ibis
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Costanero Sur, Argentina - Sep, 2003 © Mark Harper  Barra do Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Aug, 2004 © Arthur Grosset  Laguna de Sonso, near Buga, Colombia - May 3, 2004 © R S Scanlon  Laguna de Sonso, near Buga, Colombia - May 3, 2004 © R S Scanlon  Jaguar Preserve, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Jun, 2006 © Lou Hegedus 
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N. South America e. of the Andes and n. of the Amazon Basin; C. and e. South America s. of Amazon Basin;
Two populations;
(1) C. and e. Brazil (c. and n. Mato Grosso, Maranhao, Lago Ipixuna-Acu, Piaui, Bahia s. to Rio Grande do Sul).
(2) N. and e. Colombia (Rio Sinu e. to the base of the Santa Marta Mountains, w. Guajira, s. in the Cauca Valley to Valle, Magdalena Valley to nw. Santander, e. of th Andes s. to w. Caqueta and Vaupes), ne. Ecuador e. to Venezuela (s. to the s. bank of the Orinoco in Bolivar and nw. Amazonas, Puerto Ayacucho), Guyana, Surinam, nc. Brazil (Roraima, Rio Branco region, Rio Uracoera, w. Bahia in the Valley of the Rio San Francisco at Lago de Sobradinho).
(3) N. and e. Bolivia (Beni, Santa Curz), Paraguay, Uruguay, n. Argentina (s. to Tucuman, Cordoba, Santa Fe, and n. Buenos Aires).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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