Talk:Glossy ibis

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North of North Carolina[edit]

Since North Carolina is entirely north of South Carolina, I think "north of North Carolina" is better. Is there a problem with it? —JerryFriedman 21:57, 8 December 2005 (UTC) 21:56, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

"Natural intercontinental" spread[edit]

I am not a scientist, but I think it is questionable, to say the least, that this ibis species "spread naturally from Africa to northern South America in the 19th century." I would not suspect even the hardiest bird to be capable of such a trans-Atlantic flight. But more to the point, if such were possible, it seems unlikely that it would happen for the first time during the 19th century. This claim requires evidence, or else it should be dismissed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:55, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Well cattle egret certainly managed a similar colonisation and every year North American birds are recorded in in Ireland and the United Kingdom, some species such as buff-breasted sandpiper and pectoral sandpiper in some numbers. Quetzal1964 08:15, 17 January 2017 (UTC)