Puna ibis

The Puna ibis (Plegadis ridgwayi) is a species of bird in the family Threskiornithidae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. Its natural habitats are swamps, marshes and lakes, and most of its range is in the Andean highlands, including the puna, but locally it occurs down to sea level. It has been domesticated by the Uru people for meat and eggs.

Puna ibis
Plegadis ridgwayi -Huacarpay Lakes, near Cusco, Peru-8.jpg
near Cusco, Peru
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Threskiornithidae
Genus: Plegadis
P. ridgwayi
Binomial name
Plegadis ridgwayi
(Allen, 1876)
  • Falcinelus ridgwayi Allen, 1876



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Plegadis ridgwayi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22697429A93613504. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22697429A93613504.en.