Plegadis

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Plegadis
Pseudibis papillosa 1.jpg
Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes (disputed)
Family: Threskiornithidae
Subfamily: Threskiornithinae
Genus: Plegadis
Kaup, 1829
Species

Plegadis chihi
Plegadis falcinellus
Plegadis ridgwayi

Synonyms

Plegadornis C. L. Brehm, 1855

Plegadis is a bird genus in the family Threskiornithidae. Member species are found on every continent except Antarctica as well as a number of islands. The glossy ibis is easily the most widespread of the three species. Plegadis contains the following three species:

A further two fossil species have been placed in the genus: