|Black-faced Ibis Theristicus melanopis
Chilean name: Bandurria
|Chile and Peru
The Black-faced Ibis is distributed in southern Chile and Argentina with a disjunct population in coastal Peru. The southern populations migrate to the pampas of northern Argentina during the austral winter. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|They are usually in open country including meadows and agricultural land as well as marshy areas near lakes and
rivers. They enjoy the damp and photos 1 and 2 were taken on a field that was being irrigated with an overhead spray which the birds were just
They feed by probing the damp ground with their bills looking for worms, insects, frogs, etc..
|They look superficially similar to Buff-necked Ibis
Theristicus caudatus but it has no white on the wings, has a large black wattle on the throat and has a greyish band across the breast.
Photo 5 shows an immature beside an adult.
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