|Buff-necked Ibis Theristicus
Brazilian name: curicaca
The Buff-necked Ibis is found in the Magdalena valley of Colombia and on the eastern side of the Andes from Venezuela to northern Argentina and Uruguay.
|It is a distinctive bird with
its long decurved bill, black face and buffy head neck and chest
with rusty crown and lower chest. Note also the white on the
wings, the red legs and the black underparts and tail.
It is found in savannas and pastures often quite distant from water.
|The second and third photos show a pair roosting in a tree being disturbed by a pair of Blue-and-yellow Macaws (Ara ararauna). I assume that the raised wing of the ibis is part of a threat posture.Photo 4 shows an immature which has a pale head with narrow brown streaks.|
|There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto.|
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