Sacred Ibis

About the Sacred Ibis
Also known as: African Sacred Ibis, Aldabra Ibis

The Sacred Ibis is a species of wading bird that is found in parts of sub-Saharan Africa and southeastern Iraq. The bird was formerly found in Egypt as well; ancient Egyptians honored the species and Sacred Ibises were often mummified, symbols of the Egyptian god Thoth.

Sacred Ibises, also known as African Sacred Ibises, feed on frogs, insects, and fish. The species has been introduced to parts of Europe, including France and Italy.

Though the species has been extirpated from Egypt, the rest of its natural range is large, and the Sacred Ibis has a conservation status of Least Concern as of September 2014.

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