Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Andean Ibis|
|French||Ibis des Andes|
|French (French Guiana)||Ibis des Andes|
|Serbian||Riđoglavi žutovrati ibis|
|Spanish (Argentina)||Bandurria Andina|
|Spanish (Chile)||Bandurria de la puna|
|Spanish (Ecuador)||Bandurria Andina|
|Spanish (Peru)||Bandurria Andina|
|Spanish (Spain)||Bandurria andina|
Fernando Medrano revised this account as part of a partnership with ROC (Red de Observadores de Aves y Vida Silvestre de Chile). Peter Pyle contributed to the Plumages, Molts, and Structure page. Arnau Bonan Barfull curated the media. Eliza R. Wein updated the distribution map.
Theristicus branickii von Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1894
- branicki / branickii
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Andean Ibis is a large and charismatic wading bird of the high Andes in South America, but is surprisingly poorly known. Previously considered conspecific with Black-faced Ibis (Theristicus melanopis), Andean Ibis was recognized as a distinct species largely on the basis of morphological differences, including its rufous-chestnut crown that extends onto the face and upper neck, its lack of a throat wattle, shorter bill, and a longer tail. It has been mainly studied in Antisana National Park, which seems to be one of the most important sites for the species in Ecuador. It is classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN due to the small population size. Threats to the species are not well known, but include hunting and habitat loss.