Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2006-27

Common name:

Glossy Ibis

Scientific name: Plegadis falcinellus
Date: 6/24/06
Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM
Length of time observed: 30 minutes
Number: 1
Age: adult
Sex: ?
Location: Bear River MBR
County: Box Elder
Distance to bird: 30 - 50 feet
Optical equipment: Swarovski 10x binoculars
Weather: clear
Light Conditions: bright sun - no clouds
Description:        Size of bird:  24 inches
(Description:)       Basic Shape: ibis
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: redish brown
(Description:)            Bill Type: long down curved
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Sorry, some of you won't like this, but please see the attached photos
Song or call & method of delivery: none
Behavior: actively feeding along canal
Habitat: edges of canal - very grassy and weedy
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
White-faced Ibis. No white or red on face. Blueish stripes above and below eve. Dark eye
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
I have seen and photographed many White-faced Ibis and one White Ibis
References consulted:  
Description from: Sibley
Observer: Jack Binch
Observer's address: 1564 Crest Circle - Sandy, Utah
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Dana Green
Date prepared: 06/24/06
Additional material: Photos
Additional comments: