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Record # 2009-102 Dates: 11 May 2009 Age/Sex: Vote: Yes: No (I.D.):

X

No (Origin):

Species: White-faced Ibis Member: Glenn Coady Subspecies/Morph: Voting Date: April 5, 2010

Circ. #

1

Comments: There is no written report here to provide the rationale for an identification of this bird as a White-faced Ibis. Field notes/impressions would have been helpful. I don’t believe the photographs are of a high enough quality to support an identification of White-faced Ibis with certainty. The white areas in the facial skin are possibly consistent, but it is hard to tell for certain. I would vote to accept this bird as a Plegadis sp. Record # 2009-102 Dates: 11 May 2009 Age/Sex: Definitive alternate Vote: Yes: X No (I.D.):

No (Origin):

Species: White-faced Ibis Member: Bill Crins Subspecies/Morph: Voting Date: 2 March 2010

Circ. #

1

Comments: Although some of the diagnostic features cannot be readily seen in the photographs, the first photograph clearly shows a distinct and complete white border extending from the top of the beak to the bottom around the front of the face, enclosing the eye, eliminating Glossy Ibis.

Record # 2009-102 Dates: 11 May 2009 Age/Sex: Vote: Yes: No (I.D.):

X

No (Origin):

Species: White-faced Ibis Member: Rob Dobos Subspecies/Morph: Voting Date: Mar. 24, 2010

Circ. #

1

Comments: The photos are not very sharp, but obvious dark Plegadis Ibis. The first photo shows what appears to be prominent white areas along the edge of the facial skin between the bill and eye, but it does not appear that it extends around the back of the eye as it should on an adult White-faced Ibis, so I am not willing to accept it as that species. The pattern of white here seems to fit for adult Glossy Ibis, but given the photo quality, I think the safe position is to call this bird a Plegadis Ibis species, and I am only willing to accept it as that.

Record # 2009-102 Dates: 11 May 2009 Age/Sex: Vote: Yes: X No (I.D.):

No (Origin):

Species: White-faced Ibis Member: Ross D. James Subspecies/Morph: Voting Date: 7 Feb 2010

No (Origin):

Species: White-faced Ibis Member: Blake A. Mann Subspecies/Morph: Voting Date: 12 February 2010

Circ. #

1

Comments:

Record # 2009-102 Dates: 11 May 2009 Age/Sex: unknown Vote: Yes: No (I.D.):

X

Circ. #

Comments: The photos are just too fuzzy to determine if this is a White-faced Ibis. I vote yes for just Plegadis Ibis (dark ibis species).

Record # 2009-102 Dates: 11 May 2009 Age/Sex: Adult Vote: Yes: X No (I.D.):

No (Origin):

Comments: White border at bill base visible in photos.

Species: White-faced Ibis Member: Ron Tozer Subspecies/Morph: Voting Date: 2 February 2010

Circ. #

1


Record # Dates:

2009-102 May 11, 2009 (Hillman Marsh)

Age/Sex: adult Vote: Yes: X

No (I.D.):

No (Origin):

Species: Member:

White-faced Ibis Wormington

Circ. #

1

Subspecies/Morph: Voting Date: March 2010

Comments — This is clearly an adult White-faced Ibis. In more than one photo it can easily be seen that a big swath of white encircles the base of the bill — Glossy Ibis would never show this much white, and in fact it would not be white on that species but rather a light blue. The best (first) photo shows the entire forehead as being white, which simply would not be on a Glossy Ibis. Since more than one photo shows the white encircling the base of the bill, it is not distortion of the camera. Secondly, on one photo I get the hint that the area within the white area at the base of the bill has a reddish cast — again indicating White-faced Ibis. Its interesting that in the field Barry was not able to identify the bird, but the camera instead has picked up good detail — this happens to me all the time with my photos, as when they are blown up I see more details than what I see in the field. Apparently this bird flew around a bit at NW Hillman Marsh, but never landed.; it then disappeared.


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