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Photo by rudydbn
St Lucia, Natal, South Africa., October 2004
Mycteria ibis



  • Orangey-red face
  • Bill
    • Long and thick
    • Slightly curved
    • Bright yellow
  • Long, slender, greyish-white neck
  • White back, belly and breast, lightly tinged with pink on feather tips
  • Black tail and wing quills
  • Long, pink or dark red legs
Photo by Abubakr Mohammad
Sudan, April 2011


Found in Africa (south of the Sahara) including Madagascar. Fairly regular summer visitor to Lake Nasser and Abu Simbel in Egypt.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Shallow lakes, mud flats, coastal lagoons and meadows.



Photo by peterday
Betsiboka Delta, Madagascar, December 2016

The diet includes crustaceans, small fish, frogs, insects and worms.


Both sexes build the bulky stick nest. The 2-3 eggs are laid on alternate days and are incubated for 30 days.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. WhoZoo

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