Birds of the World

Threskiornithidae : Ibises & Spoonbills

Bare-faced Ibis

Phimosus infuscatus

Pantanal, Brazil - August 2000

This South American ibis is usually found in small groups of between 3-20 birds and can on occasion be one of the most numerous birds in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil. The bird photographed above was, however, the only individual I saw during my trip to the Pantanal.