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Green Ibis Mesembrinibis cayennensis

  • Order: Pelecaniformes
  • Family: Threskiornithidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Donna Molfetto


Conservation Status

Though the population appears to be declining, the Green Ibis has a large geographic range and a large global population; therefore the conservation status is rated as of Least Concern (Birdlife International 2009).

Effects of human activity on populations

This species is so widely distributed, abundant, and yet secretive that it does not appear humans are having an impact on their survival. Although they tend to live in the wet forests of the Amazon, which are disappearing, they have also been found to tolerate human-disturbed habitats like abandoned coffee plantations.

Recommended Citation

Molfetto, D. (2011). Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.