Bare-faced ibis

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Bare-faced ibis
Bare-faced Ibis.jpg
In southern Brazil
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Threskiornithidae
Subfamily: Threskiornithinae
Genus: Phimosus
Wagler, 1832
Species: P. infuscatus
Binomial name
Phimosus infuscatus
(Lichtenstein, 1823)

The bare-faced ibis (Phimosus infuscatus), also known as the whispering ibis, is a species of bird in the Threskiornithidae family, in the monotypic genus Phimosus.[2]

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is swamps.[1]


The bare-faced ibis is blackish in colour and has a bare face.