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Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus

Described by: Latham (1790)
Alternate common name(s): Aldabra Sacred-ibis, Madagascar Sacred-ibis, Madagascar Ibis
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Le Croisic, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de La Loire, France - Sep 25, 2004 © Alain Fossé  Le Croisic, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de La Loire, France - Sep 25, 2004 © Alain Fossé  Salines de Guérande, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de La Loire, France - Sep, 2001 © Alain Fossé  Kotu Stream, The Gambia - Feb 6, 2004 © Ben van den Broek  Cape Flats Wastewater Works, Strandfontein, South Africa - Nov 7, 2004 © Andy Balinsky 
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Africa s. of Sahara; W. Madagascar;
Two populations;
(1) Aldabra.
(2) Coastal w. Madagascar.
(3) Se. Iraq (s. Amara to Fao) and adjacent Iran, s. Mauritania, Senegambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, c. Mali, c. Niger, Ivory Coast, Upper Volta, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, s. Chad, Central African Republic, n. Sudan including most of the Nile River Valley, Ethiopia, w. Somalia, Kenya (breeds annually near Kisumu, Garsen and Lake Turkana), Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zaire, Congo, Gabon, Angola, n. and s. Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, n., e., and s. South Africa. Introduced to Taiwan.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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