African Sacred Ibis
04 April 2013 22:01 Filed in: Threskiornithidae Ibises France Camargue Gambia Kotu ponds Introduced & Escaped
© GW - monacoeye.com, all rights reserved. Camargue, France • Mar 2009
Bird name: African Sacred Ibis
Latin: Threskiornis aethiopicus
Other: Ibis sacré (Fr)
Family: Threskiornithidae • Ibises
Range: Sub-saharan Africa, Iraq, Egypt, France
The Sacred Ibis was introduced in France in the 1970’s. There is an established and free-flying group, seen here in the Camargue, with Little Egrets and Cattle Egrets.
I also saw Sacred Ibis at Kotu Sewage Ponds, in the Gambia.
Below, African Sacred Ibis, Gambia, Feb 2013
Below, African Sacred Ibis, Camargue, France