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African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus   - In flight from below
African Sacred Ibis
Photographer : © Dora Zarzavatsaki
Location :Chiku Wetland, Tainan county, Taiwan
Date : 21 December 2016
English synonyms:Sand Ibis, Sacred Ibis, Aldabra Ibis, Aldabra Sacred Ibis, Madagascar Ibis (bernieri), Madagascar Sacred Ibis (bernieri)
Bird Family :Threskiornithidae - Ibises & Spoonbills
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The birds observed in Taiwan are from a population created by birds escaped from captivity some two decades ago. They have thrived, and their population is estimated at 1000 birds. Starting 2016, active management of this species has been initiated. Apparently the African Sacred Ibis competes for resources with species local to Taiwan like herons and egrets. - DZ
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