African sacred ibis – Ubie

I’m known as the “hadada ibis” because of my call, I’m a heck of an ibis!

About African sacred ibis – Ubie

Scientific name :

Threskiornis aethiopicus

Common name :

African sacred ibis

Found in :

sub-Saharan Africa, France where it was introduced involuntarily

Size :

up to 75 cm

Wingspan :

up to 125 cm

Weight :

up to 1.5 kg

Conservation status

Range

Reproduction :

the female lays between 2 and 4 eggs which she incubates for 28 days

Diet :

molluscs, frogs, lizards, fish, eggs and chicks

Characteristics :

the African sacred ibis live mainly in colonies of several hundred individuals in wetlands and agricultural areas. The female lays between 2 and 4 eggs which she incubates for 28 days. The ibis used to live in Egypt where it was worshipped and mummified as a symbol of Thoth, the god of wisdom, science and the arts.

Location in the Tropical Reserve :

the birds are free to fly in the greenhouse – you can take a closer look at them during the daily event on Bird Island

Répartition géographique

Conservation status

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