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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Threskiornithidae.

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Examples

  • Theristicus spp., and rosette spoonbills Ajaia ajaia.

    Marajó varzea

  • There are many aquatic birds such as herons Egretta, Ardea and Bulbulcus species, sharptailed and buffnecked ibis Cercibis oxycerca and Theristicus caudatus, roseate spoonbill Ajaia ajaia and ducks Dendrocygna spp.

    Central Amazonian Conservation Complex, Brazil

  • Many aquatic birds are here, such as herons and egrets (Egretta, Ardea), ducks (Dendrocygna), ibis (Cercibis, Theristicus), and the rosette spoonbill (Ajaia ajaia).

    Monte Alegre varzea

  • An ibis (Theristicus melanops — a species said to be found in central Africa) is not uncommon on the most desert parts: in their stomachs I found grasshoppers, cicadæ, small lizards, and even scorpions. 90 At one time of the year these birds go in flocks, at another in pairs, their cry is very loud and singular, like the neighing of the guanaco.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • An ibis (Theristicus melanops—a species said to be found in central Africa) is not uncommon on the most desert parts: in their stomachs I found grasshoppers, cicadæ, small lizards, and even scorpions.

    Chapter VIII

  • Species that occur only here or in only a few other places in Amazonia include white-bellied nothuras (Nothura boraquira), greater rheas (Rhea americana), southern screamers (Chauna torquata), plumbeous ibis (Theristicus caerulescens), crowned eagles (Harpyhaliaetus coronatus), long-tailed ground-doves (Uropelia campestris), golden-collared macaws (Ara auricollis), monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus), and burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia).

    Beni savanna

  • Theristicus spp.), and rosette spoonbills (Ajaia ajaia).

    Gurupa varzea

  • (Theristicus melanops -- a species said to be found in central

    The Voyage of the Beagle

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