Glossy Ibis / Morito común
Maximum size: 60 cm
They live in marshlands, marshes, shallow lagoons, paddy-fields,
salty-water lagoons in the centre and the south of Andalusia.
They can sporadically be seen in most of the salty-water
wetlands in the south.
In Spain they breed in the east, as well as in Doñana where they
concentrate in great numbers of more than 2,000 individuals, in
the hollows in the Centro José A. Valverde and in the Rocio
marsh. They remain in Doñana all through the year.
They are included in the Red List of the Vertebrates of
Andalusia and of Spain, and their conservation status is ‘in
Danger of Extinction’. They are not threatened of extinction in
their habitat of origin, Africa.
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