Bald Ibis

This large, glossy, blue-black ibis has an unfeathered red face and head, and a long, decurved red bill. It breeds colonially on and amongst rocks and on cliffs, laying 2-3 eggs which are incubated for 21 days before hatching. It feeds on insects, small reptiles, rodents and small birds.

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The Bald Ibis is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Northern Bald Ibis was once widespread across the Middle East, northern Africa and southern Europe, with a fossil record dating back at least 1.8 million years. It disappeared from Europe over 300 years ago, and is now considered critically endangered. There are believed to be about 500 wild birds remaining in southern Morocco, and fewer than 10 in Syria, where it was rediscovered in 2002. More

indistinguishable from the modern Northern Bald Ibis inhabited at least Spain, if not the whole western Mediterranean region already. Thus, the extinct species may be the immediate ancestor of G. eremita, which would have originated at the western extent of its range. Some authors even include the Bulgarian population in G. eremita, but most are more cautious. G. More

Prevent destruction of the Bald Ibis Habitat in Morocco Before going further read the latest news at: LATEST NEWS FROM MOROCCO Morocco Information has been received from the Moroccan Ornithological Society, GOMAC (Groupe d'ornithologie du Maroc) that the holiday resort chain Club Mediterranee plans to build a new, 8000 bed, 260 hectare holiday resort in Tifnit, Morocco, immediately adjacent to the last remaining worldwide colony of the Bald Ibis - and intruding on its More

Northern bald ibis return to Syria from their wintering grounds in Ethiopia. = 31/05/2006 00:00:00 Northern bald ibis - * From Syria the birds travelled south across Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen to Ethiopia returning via Eritrea, Sudan, Saudia Arabia and Jordan. More

The northern bald ibis, which was wiped out on the Continent by hunters in the 16th century, is now so rare that only two colonies exist in North Africa. A project is under way to reintroduce them to the Austrian Alps, but experts are concerned at their apparent inability to move to warmer climes for the winter. More

protection and reproduction of bald ibis, which has a special place in the fauna of our country and closely followed by the public, have gained importance. Click to see the original image A bald ibis reproduction station is established at a location that is 1 km away from the city by General Directorate of National Parks and Hunting - Wild Life in 1978 in order to support the population in nature by reproducing the bald ibis in artificial locations. More

follow the three Northern Bald Ibises on your computer screen along their migration from Syria, through Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and on to Ethiopia is truly magnificent. It is also turning out to be quite a technology driven PR campaign for these birds. Being able to find out where the ibises spend the winter is wonderful news, something feared might never have been resolved. In Chris Bowden’s words, Knowing where these birds go and how they get there is a major breakthrough”. More

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the bald ibis breeding sites, which has saved these birds from the possible extinction that they were facing some years ago. Other names: Afrikaans - Kalkoenibis : Photographer: EcoTravel Africa Flocks of up to 30 bald ibises may be seen foraging in the north-eastern Free State, or in the uplands of KwaZulu-Natal. They feed on insects, snails and worms, which they find while walking along loose array, and they also sometimes feed on small birds or mammals. More

The northern bald ibis has undergone a long-term decline over the centuries and is today Critically Endangered (5). Adults have a bare head and neck, which are red in colour apart from a black crown (2). Blueish-purple feathers cover the rest of the body and are long and glossy with a metallic green hue (2). The upper wing-coverts are a glossy purple-red and the long curved beak is also red (2). More

The bald ibis was thought to be confined to Morocco at the Souss-Massa National Park and at nearby Tamri (5), until an additional small colony was rediscovered in central Syria in 2002 (7). A semi-wild population also exists in Birecik, southeast Turkey, close to the Syrian border (8). - The birds feed in semi-arid steppe areas and breed on coastal cliffs (9). More

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after 1840, as the traveller AINSWORTH did not report the Bald Ibis in that year, although he mentioned other animals and plants. However, this is not the case. In 1839, WILLIAM FRANCIS AINSWORTH came to Birecik on June 16th (AINSWORTH 1842). In his description of the town, he writes "its rocky shelves (are) studded with green ibises...". More

Northern Bald Ibis species profile distribution & habitat behaviour breeding status & conservation about IAGNBI terms of reference contact & committee priorities wild population Morocco Syria Turkey ancient colonies NBI in zoos projects KLF waldrappteam. More

The Northern Bald Ibis is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Water birds (AEWA) applies. - The Reunion Sacred Ibis (extinct): The Réunion Sacred Ibis or Réunion Flightless Ibis (Threskiornis solitarius), is an extinct bird species that was native to the island of Réunion. More

3 Northern bald ibis poisoned in Jordan = 27/10/2008 00:30:05old_images/b/baldibismedium Northen Bald Ibis. Credit Chris Gomersall ( Northen bald ibis Conservation o The tagging of the Turkish northern bald ibis was a gamble because their ability to migrate after years as a semi-captive population was unknown. But two years ago, two birds escaped capture in the autumn returning to the colony last spring. That gave scientists hopes that the tagging scheme could work. More

Northern Bald Ibis - Northern Bald Ibis information - Northern Bald Ibis facts Northern Bald Ibis ( Geronticus eremita ) Northern Bald Ibis ( Geronticus eremita ) SEARCH THIS SITE ANIMALS Insect (Insecta) Fish (Osteichties) & Sharks Amphibians (Amphibia) Reptiles (Reptilia) Birds (Aves) Abdim's Stork African Openbill African Penguin More

The Northern Bald Ibis is a non-wading species of Ibis with a feather-free head. The species feeds primarily on lizards and beetles, and will also eat small mammals, invertebrates and even small birds. Along with the Southern Bald Ibis, these birds prefer arid landscape to wetlands and will breed on cliffs rather than in trees, separating them from other ibis species. These large birds have black feathers with iridescence in shades of green and violet. More

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Northern Bald Ibises were seen last month in the Jordan Valley for the first time in 13 years, and in Djibouti, east Africa, for the first time ever, raising hopes that numbers of this species are not as low as scientists fear. The bird was thought extinct in the Middle East in the 1990s before a colony of just six birds was found in Palmyra, Syria in 2002. More

Northern Bald Ibis Population: Club Med Threat to Last Northern BIRDCHAT archives - August 2001, week 2: THE BALD IBIS - KEEP UP THE PRESSURE: THE BALD IBIS - KEEP UP THE PRESSURE (71 lines) Hancock, J. and Kushan, J.: Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills of the ...: Australian white ibis - threskiornis molucca: strawnecked ibis - threskiornis Table of Contents for Hancock, J. and Kushan, J.: Storks, Ibises ... More

Mystery of where bald ibis goes in winter is solved Northen Bald Ibis ©Stehen Daly It's a weird-looking bird, a mysterious bird, and one of the rarest on earth. Now at least part of its mystery has been solved. Satellite tracking has enabled scientists to find the wintering grounds of birds from one of the only two known colonies of the bald ibis, a wader once found in Europe, but now on the brink of extinction in north Africa and the Middle East. More

Meet the Northern Bald Ibis, one of the world's most endangered birds. At the last count there were only 227 known to be living in the wild, mostly in Morocco. But there are a number of captive breeding programmes at European bird sanctuaries that have been quite successful at re-introducing the bird to its former habitats in Turkey, Syria and elsewhere. There's a small group of them at the wonderful Parc des Oiseaux in the Dombes, the most important waterfowl breeding area in France. More

Distribution of Southern bald ibis in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. More

We are very happy and excited about our colony of Bald Ibis that moved into our area. The Bald Ibis was recorded in Umtata about a century ago and then disappeared from the Eastern Cape and was placed on the danger list but now with a total population of 5000 + nationally are out of danger (RDB). Seven birds were first spotted in December 2006 and we now in August 3, 2009 have counted 20 at their roost. More

Kelaynak or Bald IbisBald Ibis, Kelaynak in Turkish or Geronticus Eremita in Latin, is also know as Northern Bald Ibis, Hermit Ibis, or Waldrapp. It is a large black bird with its featherless head and neck and a long curved red beak, living in semi-deserted or rocky habitats such as in the Middle East and north Africa. The rest of their body is covered with dark blue-purple feathers. More

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Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Threskiornithidae
Genus : Geronticus
Species : calvus
Authority : (Boddaert, 1783)