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1 hour ago, Tony Leukering said:

What about it rules out Glossy or a hybrid?

Glossy or hybrids are very rare in CA but they do occur.
 

If you want to be conservative then leaving it unidentified is probably best, but I think most CA birders would make the assumption that it’s White-faced (not saying that’s the right thing to do, best practice would probably be to leave unidentified, but it’s a pretty safe assumption to make)

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1 hour ago, AlexHenry said:

but I think most CA birders would make the assumption that it’s White-faced (but it’s a pretty safe assumption to make)

Agreed. There is ONE Glossy Ibis record for the entire greater LA area, and ZERO records of GLIB x WFIB. It's a White-faced.

29 minutes ago, Dan P said:

So would "Plegadis sp." be the proper way to report it?

You are pretty darn safe calling it a White-faced Ibis.

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13 hours ago, Tony Leukering said:

What about it rules out Glossy or a hybrid? The photo was obviously taken in low, warm light, making the whole head look red.

Thanks for correcting me that that is possible. Always appreciated, @Tony Leukering

10 hours ago, DLecy said:

Agreed. There is ONE Glossy Ibis record for the entire greater LA area, and ZERO records of GLIB x WFIB. It's a White-faced.

You are pretty darn safe calling it a White-faced Ibis.

Yes.

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