The increase of ibises in Alabama is typical of the responses that many nongame birds have made to the protection afforded by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1915. Howell’s BIRDS OF ALABAMA, most of the material for which was collected prior to 1922, states that White Ibis is only an accidental visitor to the State, cites only two old records for Wood Ibis and gives no actual records for Glossy Ibis. A review of the present status of these birds indicates a dramatic increase.
Author: Thomas Z. Atkeson
Volume Number: 5 Year Published: 1957
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 9
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1957/Vol 5 No. 1, 2_1957_p9-10.pdf
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