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  African Sacred Ibis

      (Sacred Ibis)

 

Threskiomis aethiopicus

(91) 77 cm; 1.5 kg

SEXES  Alike, M > F and with longer bill. Plumage distinctive; blue-black scapular plumes extend over lower back and tail.

JUV  Bare head and neck sparsely feathered.

STATUS  Common resident; nomadic and perhaps partially migratory in some regions.

HABITAT  Margins of wet­lands, dams, sewage ponds and cultivated fields.

FOOD  Invertebrates and their larvae, worms, frogs, reptiles, fish and refuse.

CALL  Generally silent; at nest harsh croaks and squeals.

BR  Monogamous and colonial. Usually nests in trees but sometimes on ground.

ALT NAME  Sacred Ibis.

 

 

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Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Black Pools, Moremi

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

   

 

 

 

 

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