Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Scientific Name 
Plegadis falcinellus
Arabic Name 
الأنوق اللامع
Kuwaiti name 
أبوالخصيف , العويدي
90.0 cm
65.0 cm
Least Concern


Uncommon passage migrant and rare winter visitor. Usually seen in small numbers in Kuwait’s wetlands, but sometimes in migratory flocks; maximum of 80 in late August 2007.
Where in Kuwait 
This species can be found on inland fresh water pools as well as agricultural areas where crops are grown and maintained.
In the world 
All populations of this species undergo post breeding dispersal movements and are considerably nomadic. Northern breeding populations are fully migratory.
Local threats 
Wetland habitat degradation, indiscriminate shooting and pesticides.