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 Theristicus branickii Scientific name definitions
Version: 2.0 — Published May 12, 2023
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Sounds and Vocal Behavior
Though not as noisy as most other members of Theristicus, the far-carrying nasal honks of Andean Ibis are a characteristic sound of the high puna grasslands where it occurs. Despite this, there are relatively few available recordings, and much remains to be learned about its vocal behavior.
Information is needed.
Call. Only known vocalization, though more study needed. The call is a far-carrying, nasal-metallic honk , often doubled (30). Rather noisy, especially when flying , so that birds can often be heard long before they appear. Minor variation in pitch, so that groups of birds calling together can sound vaguely conversational. Also some minor variation in note length; more work needed to determine if some of these variations may indicate different functions. Birds on the ground sometimes give especially short, quiet versions, whereas the loudest and most strident calls typically occur as a group is flushed.
Information is needed. No variation apparent among the few recordings available online.
More information is needed, but based on eBird data, it seems to vocalize year-round.
Daily Pattern of Vocalizing
More information is needed, but can be heard at any time of day.
Places of Vocalizing
Vocalizes both from the ground and in flight (FM, personal observation).
Information is needed.
Social Context and Presumed Functions of Vocalizations
Information is needed, but calls as a sign of alarm and eventually for courtship as in Black-faced Ibis.