Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52428

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Threskiornithidae
Genus:Threskionis
Genus species:Threskionis aethiopicus

Animal Characteristics

Height:61 cm
Weight:1.4 kg
Identification:The sacred ibis has a white body with black feathers forming a loose net around its back, wings, and tail. The ibis has black skin on its head, neck, legs, and feet. Its beak is slender and curved.
Habitat:Marshes, shores
Diet:Carnivore: amphibians, insects and larvae, small aquatic animals
Reproduction:The breeding season takes place during the rainy season along the equator. Two to five eggs are incubated for 28-29 days by both parents. Fledging occurs by 40 days of age.
Feeding and nesting are done in groups.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Sub-Saharan Africa Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Sacred ibis
long-legged wading bird
Ibises
Threskiornithidae
Ciconiiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52428