The African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)


This is bird revered in ancient Egypt, and associated with the god Thoth, is posing an environmental threat in Taiwan. It escaped from a zoo 20 years ago. The African Sacred Ibis has also been identified as a pest species in France, Italy, Spain, and the United States. The predatory species poses a threat to local species that share a similar biological niche, such as various species of egrets, Herons, and terns. (Source: Taiwan English News, April 16, 2016 http://taiwanenglishnews.com/the-sacred-ibis-runs-rampant-in-taiwan/ Chang long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County Taiwan April 23, 2018

This bird revered in ancient Egypt, and associated with the god Thoth, is posing an environmental threat in Taiwan. It escaped from a zoo 20 years ago. The African Sacred Ibis has also been identified as a pest species in France, Italy, Spain, and the United States. The predatory species poses a threat to local species that share a similar biological niche, such as various species of egrets, Herons, and terns. (Source: Taiwan English News, April 16, 2016 http://taiwanenglishnews.com/the-sacred-ibis-runs-rampant-in-taiwan/ Chang long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County Taiwan April 23, 2018

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