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African Sacred Ibis

Threskiornis aethiopicus


It is about 75 cm (30 inches) long, white with black in its wings, and has dark plumes on the lower back and a bare black head and neck.


Threskiornithidae, which breeds in sub-Saharan Africa, southeastern Iraq, and formerly in Egypt. It has also been introduced into France, Italy, Spain, and the United States (S. Florida).

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Overstrand Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Sep 8, 2010
Submitted on Mar 16, 2011

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