Buff-necked Ibis walking on grass

Buff-necked ibis

Buff-necked ibises are a fairly common South American species. As with many ibis species, their call is loud and piercing, and used in raucous duet during courtship.

Scientific name: Theristicus caudatus

Rank: Species

Common names:

White-throated ibis

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Map showing the distribution of the Buff-necked ibis taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Buff-necked ibis can be found in a number of locations including: South America. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Buff-necked ibis distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.


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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Least Concern

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Year assessed: 2009

Classified by: IUCN 3.1


  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Birds
  5. Storks and long-legged wading birds
  6. Threskiornithidae
  7. Theristicus
  8. Buff-necked ibis