Norashen

The area has also been declared a Ramsar site and recognized as a wetland of international importance.

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Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

Length: 55-65 cm, Wing Span: 80-95 cm

General description: Dark-colored species with long down-curved bill. During breeding season the ibis is rich chestnut in color with dark green, purple, glossy wings, back, and tail. In the post-breeding period is marked head and neck are dull-colored.

Abundance and habitat: Breeding species, common.

Occurs at shallow lakes, marshes, wet meadows, inland wetlands and fish ponds. Distinguished for colonial nesting in reedbeds and bushes. Builds a platform-shaped nest.  

Food: Worms, insects, crustaceans and small vertebrates.

Status: Listed in Armenia’s Red Data Book, categorized as vulnerable species. Protected by the RA law on fauna.

External Links

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossy_ibis

BirdLife: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3777

Birdpedia: http://www.birdpedia.com/au/bi.dll/bipu02?m=006&id505=M000004040

Red Data Book RA: http://www.mnp.am/red_book_fauna/arm/a229.html


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    How to reach From Yerevan take M4 highway drive 70km to north-east and you will reach the Norashen. The trip will take approximately 1 hour.

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