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Glossy Ibis

David Attenborough presents the glossy ibis.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

David Attenborough presents the story of the Glossy Ibis. If, from a distance, you see what appears to be a stout-looking curlew with bronze-coloured highlights, it's probably a glossy ibis. Glossy ibis have always been rare visitors to the UK but in recent years, they've flown here much more regularly.

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Wed 20 Feb 2019 05:58

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Image courtesy of David Osborn (

Archive recordings of Glossy Ibis by Paul Marvin & Andrew Spencer

This programme contains archive recordings of the glossy ibis that were recorded by Paul Marivn and Andrew Spencer: sourced via the website


Paul Marvin, XC145799. Accessible at


Andrew Spencer, XC108826. Accessible at


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