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Northern Bald Ibises

Geronticus eremita

Description:

The London Zoo has spread over a neighbouring channel, creating an area in which a bunch of birds are housed. Some in cages, some in the huge Snowdon Aviary. It houses some cranes, some ducks, green pheasants, buzzards – and Northern Bald Ibises (Geronticus eremita). Ugly-looking birds with a sad history of extinction in Europe.

Habitat:

London zoo

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6 Comments

Heinrich Mallison
Heinrich Mallison 8 years ago

Thanks to all.PS: Was it hard to sit still and I get this photo

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Awesome bird & sadly critically endangered. There is an interesting article about them here http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/arch...

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

Ugly is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose. Unique yes, but I don't think this bird is ugly at all.

KerryHawkins
KerryHawkins 8 years ago

He was probably the inspration for some of the punk type hairstyles of today.

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

So bizzarre!

Wonderful !

Heinrich Mallison
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Heinrich Mallison

London Borough of Camden, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jan 11, 2013
Submitted on Mar 24, 2013

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