Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Linnean specific name of the glossy ibis, Ibis falcinellus, taken as the generic name of the glossy ibises, of which there are several species.
  • n. A genus of birds: same as Promerops.
  • n. A genus of sandpipers, having as type the curlew-sandpiper, Tringa subarquata.
  • n. A genus of sandpipers, having as type the broad-billed sandpiper, Limicola platyrhyncha.

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Examples

  • The Yesilirmak Delta supports breeding populations of night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), little egret (Egretta garzetta), and glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus).

    Euxine-Colchic deciduous forests

  • The wetlands of the Tuz, Van and Urumiyeh basins in Turkey and Iran support important breeding colonies of waterfowl, notably the greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus rubber), great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), and glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus).

    Biological diversity in the Irano-Anatolian

  • The Camargue (Rhone Delta) breeding bird species include 8 heron species, Gelochelidon nilotica, Coracias garrulus, Merops apiaster, Plegadis falcinellus, Phoenicopterus ruber (the largest colony of flamingo in the Mediterranean), Glareola pratincola, and gulls.

    Northeastern Spain and Southern France Mediterranean forests

  • Over 200 aquatic and terrestrial bird species are estimated to use the lakes, and the most numerous species include the glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) and the magpie goose (Anseranas semipalmata).

    Kimberly tropical savanna

  • It is an important breeding ground for little cormorants Phalacrocorax pygmaeus (15 pairs), night heron Nycticorax nycticorax (50-150 pairs), squacco heron Ardeola rallioides (60 pairs), little bittern Ixobrychus minutus (20 pairs), glossy ibis Plegadis falcinellus (5 pairs), white spoonbill Platalea leucorodia (6-20 pairs), corncrake Crex crex (V), great bustard Otis tarda and five other heron species with some 1,000 nests.

    Srebarna Nature Reserve, Bulgaria

  • Evans cites the Gulf coastline in this ecoregion to be especially important for the black-necked grebe (Podiceps nigricollis), great crested grebe (P. cristatus), socotra cormorant (Phalacrocorax nigrogularis), broad-billed sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) and Saunders 'little tern (Sterna saundersi).

    Persian Gulf desert and semi-desert

  • The wetlands are important breeding and habitat areas for several nationally threatened and/or migratory species such as freckled duck (Stictonetta naevosa), musk duck (Biziura lobata), black swan (Cygnus atratus), silver gulls (Larus novaehollandiae), Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus), great egret (Egretta alba), and glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus).

    Eastern Australia mulga shrublands

  • Bird species utilizing the wetlands in this region include freckled duck (Stictonetta naevosa), musk duck (Biziura lobata), black swan (Cygnus atratus), silver gulls (Larus novaehollandiae), Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus), great egret (Egretta alba), glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), and banded stilts (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus).

    Simpson desert

  • The reed beds are important sites for waterfowl, and the habitats provide feeding grounds for the eastern sarus crane (Grus antigone), the near-endemic giant ibis (Pseudibis gigantea), white-shouldered ibis (P. davisoni), glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), black-headed ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus), Asian openbill (Anastomus oscitans), and possibly the lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) (Table 1).

    Tonle Sap-Mekong peat swamp forests

  • [Footnote 1: Tantalus leucocephalus, and Ibis falcinellus.] [Footnote 2: The violet-headed Stork (Ciconia leucocephala).] [Footnote 3: Platalea leucorodia, _Linn_.] [Footnote 4: Ardea cinerea.

    Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)

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