The black-faced ibis (Theristicus melanopis) is characterised by the black facial skin that surrounds its red eyes. It has a long, thin and curved bill which is black with a green point. The black-faced ibis consist of two subspecies: branickii (found in the highlands of Peru, Ecuador, northern Chile and north-west Bolivia) where it lives year-round. The second, melanopis, is found in southern Chile and Argentina and they migrate in the non-breeding season to the Argentine pampas. It eats insects, worms, amphibians, and occasionally rodents.
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