Sacred ibis

/Sacred ibis

Sacred ibises are a black and white ibis. Ibises are recognisable as long-legged wading birds with long thin beaks that curve downwards. On the sacred ibis, their head, beak, upper neck and legs are bald and black, their tail feathers and very tips of the wings are black, and the rest of their feathers are white. This species is very gregarious, feeding and nesting in large, mixed-sex groups. They are even often seen with other species of wading bird such as herons. Historically, this species was venerated by Ancient Egyptians, signifying the god Hoth. They were even mummified!

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