Ibises & Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)
Ibises and Spoonbills have long, broad wings with 11 primary feathers and about 20 secondaries. They are strong fliers and, rather surprisingly, given their size and weight, very capable soarers. The body tends to be elongated, the neck more so, with rather long legs. The bill is also long, decurved in the case of the ibises, straight and distinctively flattened in the spoonbills.
There are 34 species worldwide. Two species breed in Europe, and a third has been reintroduced.
Species seen but not photographed:
  • Glossy Ibis: Fuerteventura (March 2018)