Glossy ibis sighted in Yarmouth County.

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Ervin Olsen took a picture of a Glossy Ibis on Thursday morning on the Chemin des Gasson Road in Amiraults Hill.

Another rare bird for the area, likely deposited by Arthur, has been recorded.

Ervin Olsen took a picture of a Glossy Ibis on Thursday morning on the Chemin des Gasson Road in Amiraults Hill.

The species breeds in warm regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Atlantic and Caribbean regions of the Americas.

They feed in shallow water and show a preference for marshes at the margins of lakes and rivers. They also frequent lagoons, floodplains, wet meadows, swamps, reservoirs, sewage ponds, paddies and irrigated farmland, searching for adult and larval insects such as aquatic beetles, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, crickets, flies and caddisflies. They also eat leeches, mollusks (e.g. snails and mussels), crustaceans and occasionally fish, amphibians, lizards, small snakes and nestling birds.

For more information about the Glossy Ibis, visit this link.

 

 

 

Geographic location: Gasson Road, Amiraults Hill, Europe Asia Africa Australia Caribbean Americas

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  • April Janzen
    July 17, 2014 - 18:08

    Way to Dad....you really got some talent

  • amelia
    July 17, 2014 - 14:52

    Love this photo ..so nice to see birds that you do not normally see.

  • amelia
    July 17, 2014 - 14:51

    Love this photo ..so nice to see birds that you do not normally see.