African Sacred Ibis
77 cm; 1.5 kg
Alike, M > F and with longer bill. Plumage distinctive; blue-black
scapular plumes extend over lower back and tail.
Bare head and neck sparsely feathered.
Common resident; nomadic and perhaps partially migratory in some
Margins of wetlands, dams, sewage ponds and cultivated fields.
Invertebrates and their larvae, worms, frogs, reptiles, fish and
Generally silent; at nest harsh croaks and squeals.
Monogamous and colonial. Usually nests in trees but sometimes on