R & E (1992): Primarily recorded from the western half of the state.



April 9, 1967 - Earliest spring record
(4); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Harold Burgess; R & E, BB 35[4]:5.

April 20-25, 1978
(1); St. Charles Co.; Jack Van Benthuysen et al; R & E.

April 23-30, 1993
(1 in nuptial plumage); RMBS, St. Charles Co.; Jack Van Benthuysen et al; 7th Annual MBRC Report, 1993-16.

April 26, 1975
(16); Specimen, female, (NWMSU, DLD 163); Bigelow Marsh, Holt Co.; David Easterla, Mark Robbins; R & E, BB 43[1]:18.

April 28, 1990 - Highest single day count
(35); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Ron Bell; R & E, BB 57[3]:135.

May 6-8, 1978
(4); St. Charles Co.; Phoebe Snetsinger et al; R & E, BB 45[3]:15.

May 11, 1984
(1); St. Charles Co.; Dave Becher; R & E, BB 51[3]:8.

Note: In addition to the records listed; R& E mentions there are a couple of additional records for eastern Missouri with no further information.



June 2, 1994 - One of few records for this region of the state
(1 in nuptial plumage); Old Kissee Mills - Beaver Creek, Taney Co.; Pat Mahnkey and Robert Owen; 8th Annual MBRC Report, 1994-41.

June 2, 2000
(4 adults); Color prints; Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; David Easterla; 13th Annual MBRC Report, 2000-64.

June 18-24, 1967
(2); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; Harold Burgess; R & E, BB 34[2]:14.

July 3, 1990
(Adult); Squaw Creek NWR, Holt Co.; David Easterla et al; R & E.

R & E (1992): There are additional summer observations from western Missouri that probably pertain to this species.



Aug. 30, 1981
(1); St. Charles Co.; M. Scudder, C. Roberts; R & E, BB 49[1]:13.

Sept. 18 - Oct. 2, 1977 - 3rd latest fall record of an identified Plegadis sp.
(3); Specimen (MDC B0082); Schell-Osage CA, Vernon/ Bates Co's.; Jim Rathert, H. Gregory; R & E, BB 45[1]:24.

Oct. 6, 2012 - 2nd latest fall record of an identified Plegadis sp.
(1 or 2); Photographed; Winfield Lock and Dam, Lincoln Co.; Chrissy McClarren (documentation), Andrew Reago (video);
25th Annual MBRC Report, 2012-50. Of the two birds observed, one showed the pinkish facial skin and dark red eye diagnostic
of White-faced Ibis; the other bird seemed to show neither these characters nor the thin facial outline of a Glossy Ibis, indicating
that it had not matured sufficiently to be identifiable.

Oct. 19-30, 2014 - Latest fall record of an identified Plegadis sp.
(7 or more birds); Eagle Bluffs CA, Boone Co.; Karen Wosilait, Andrew Kinslow, Steven Pearson (documentation with photographs),
Jack Foreman (documentation). This group contained 11 birds, at least 19-23 October; out of these, Kinslow determined that seven were
identifiable as White-faced by their red eyes and/or a reddish tint to the facial skin, features that were visible in some of the photographs.
By 30 October, the group was apparently down to 6 birds (Pearson). In general, dark ibises in fall are almost certainly White-faced, as
there is no documented record of a Glossy after August; 27th Annual MBRC Report, 2014-59.

R & E (1992): There are a number of fall observations that are probably referable to this species. Most of these are from
mid-Sept. to mid-Oct. Fall records from R & E listed above are those considered definite.



Note: Any significant observations since R & E will be added at a later time.

Additional Plegadis sp. (Dark Ibis) Records

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