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African Sacred Ibis

Threskiornis aethiopicus


The African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) is a species of ibis. An adult individual is 68 cm long with all-white body plumage apart from dark plumes on the rump. The bald head and neck, thick curved bill and legs are black. The white wings show a black rear border in flight. Sexes are similar, but juveniles have dirty white plumage, a smaller bill and some feathering on the neck.


Photographed in the Bird Park of Walsrode, Germany.

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Niedersachsen, Germany

Lat: 52.88, Long: 9.60

Spotted on Jul 9, 2013
Submitted on Jul 11, 2013

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