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Sacred Ibis

Threskiornis aethiopicus

Description:

black necked white ibis that feeds on a variety of small vertebrates and invertebrates, often sifting through elephant dung as they look for food, assisting in the breakdown of dung which in turn replenishes the grasslands He was alone, but there was a large group of them near the exit

Habitat:

Ngorongoro crater picnic area. He made his way from the parking/restroom area around the edge of the lake to the picnic side.

Notes:

a much prettier and cleaner looking bird than the related Australian white ibis

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3 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Your welcome....

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton a year ago

Thank you so much. They are difficult to photograph to get facial detail!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Five, very beautiful photos....

KarenSaxton
Spotted by
KarenSaxton

Tanzania

Lat: -3.24, Long: 35.63

Spotted on Dec 28, 2017
Submitted on Mar 26, 2018

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