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Andean ibis - couple grooming, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador Another lucky encounter. This bird is very rare in Ecuador and near threatened in general. Most observations from Ecuador are in this area (eastern high lands) yet still our guide and driver Luis Perez had never seen one in his life. To add to the excitement, it was an upclose meeting with a very cooperative couple.<br />
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Some sources consider this to be the Black-faced Ibis, where the Andean Ibis is a subspecies. <br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129992/andean_ibis_-_couple_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html" title="Andean ibis - couple, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/129992_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1663804810&Signature=Cp4mDJlNqI1phqIeaCRgZd8zaCM%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Andean ibis - couple, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador Another lucky encounter. This bird is very rare in Ecuador and near threatened in general. Most observations from Ecuador are in this area (eastern high lands) yet still our guide and driver Luis Perez had never seen one in his life. To add to the excitement, it was an upclose meeting with a very cooperative couple.<br />
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Some sources consider this to be the Black-faced Ibis, where the Andean Ibis is a subspecies. <br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129990/andean_ibis_-_posing_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html" title="Andean ibis - posing, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/129990_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1663804810&Signature=yzv6irWniSZWzWDAA2DfWFCDtU8%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Andean ibis - posing, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador Another lucky encounter. This bird is very rare in Ecuador and near threatened in general. Most observations from Ecuador are in this area (eastern high lands) yet still our guide and driver Luis Perez had never seen one in his life. To add to the excitement, it was an upclose meeting with a very cooperative couple.<br />
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Some sources consider this to be the Black-faced Ibis, where the Andean Ibis is a subspecies. <br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129993/andean_ibis_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html" title="Andean ibis, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/129993_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1663804810&Signature=72x9NLzvpEmbVlvgJHjLf1G6UL8%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Andean ibis, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador Another lucky encounter. This bird is very rare in Ecuador and near threatened in general. Most observations from Ecuador are in this area (eastern high lands) yet still our guide and driver Luis Perez had never seen one in his life. To add to the excitement, it was an upclose meeting with a very cooperative couple.<br />
<br />
Some sources consider this to be the Black-faced Ibis, where the Andean Ibis is a subspecies. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129992/andean_ibis_-_couple_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129989/andean_ibis_-_closeup_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html" title="Andean ibis - closeup, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/129989_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1663804810&Signature=wsKuIT7%2FQRa2ucYNZyFxqHs53K8%3D" width="200" height="182" alt="Andean ibis - closeup, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador Another lucky encounter. This bird is very rare in Ecuador and near threatened in general. Most observations from Ecuador are in this area (eastern high lands) yet still our guide and driver Luis Perez had never seen one in his life. To add to the excitement, it was an upclose meeting with a very cooperative couple.<br />
<br />
Some sources consider this to be the Black-faced Ibis, where the Andean Ibis is a subspecies. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129992/andean_ibis_-_couple_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
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Andean ibis - couple grooming, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador

Another lucky encounter. This bird is very rare in Ecuador and near threatened in general. Most observations from Ecuador are in this area (eastern high lands) yet still our guide and driver Luis Perez had never seen one in his life. To add to the excitement, it was an upclose meeting with a very cooperative couple.

Some sources consider this to be the Black-faced Ibis, where the Andean Ibis is a subspecies.

Andean ibis - couple, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador Another lucky encounter. This bird is very rare in Ecuador and near threatened in general. Most observations from Ecuador are in this area (eastern high lands) yet still our guide and driver Luis Perez had never seen one in his life. To add to the excitement, it was an upclose meeting with a very cooperative couple.<br />
<br />
Some sources consider this to be the Black-faced Ibis, where the Andean Ibis is a subspecies. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129991/andean_ibis_-_couple_grooming_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129990/andean_ibis_-_posing_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129993/andean_ibis_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
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Andean ibis - posing, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador Another lucky encounter. This bird is very rare in Ecuador and near threatened in general. Most observations from Ecuador are in this area (eastern high lands) yet still our guide and driver Luis Perez had never seen one in his life. To add to the excitement, it was an upclose meeting with a very cooperative couple.<br />
<br />
Some sources consider this to be the Black-faced Ibis, where the Andean Ibis is a subspecies. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129992/andean_ibis_-_couple_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129991/andean_ibis_-_couple_grooming_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129993/andean_ibis_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
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Andean ibis, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador Another lucky encounter. This bird is very rare in Ecuador and near threatened in general. Most observations from Ecuador are in this area (eastern high lands) yet still our guide and driver Luis Perez had never seen one in his life. To add to the excitement, it was an upclose meeting with a very cooperative couple.<br />
<br />
Some sources consider this to be the Black-faced Ibis, where the Andean Ibis is a subspecies. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129992/andean_ibis_-_couple_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129991/andean_ibis_-_couple_grooming_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129990/andean_ibis_-_posing_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129989/andean_ibis_-_closeup_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html Andean ibis,Antisana Ecological Reserve,Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Geotagged,South America,Spring,Theristicus branickii,World

Andean ibis - closeup, Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador Another lucky encounter. This bird is very rare in Ecuador and near threatened in general. Most observations from Ecuador are in this area (eastern high lands) yet still our guide and driver Luis Perez had never seen one in his life. To add to the excitement, it was an upclose meeting with a very cooperative couple.<br />
<br />
Some sources consider this to be the Black-faced Ibis, where the Andean Ibis is a subspecies. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129992/andean_ibis_-_couple_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129991/andean_ibis_-_couple_grooming_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129990/andean_ibis_-_posing_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129993/andean_ibis_antisana_ecological_reserve_ecuador.html Andean ibis,Antisana Ecological Reserve,Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Geotagged,South America,Spring,Theristicus branickii,World

    comments (4)

  1. Very nice series! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 5 months ago
  2. I LOVE this shot and the series, in general. Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 5 months ago

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The Andean ibis is a species of bird in the family Threskiornithidae. It is found in grassland and fields in western South America. This species was considered a subspecies of the black-faced ibis, and some taxonomic authorities still consider it so.

Similar species: Pelicans, Herons, Ibises
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Feb 19, 2022. Captured Nov 14, 2021 11:13 in CRXV+9C Chamanal, Ecuador.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO400
  • 550mm