The African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
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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A very interesting looking bird, Tim. Normally I’d just admire them, but now they look like bad guys. 🙂 –Curt
They do have that appearance.
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