Thursday, March 25, 2010

Camera-Critters #98: Sacred Ibis

African Sacred Ibis (埃及聖鸛), Threskiornis aethiopica breeds in sub-Sarharan Africa. It was often mummified as a symbol of the god Thoth in the old Egypt.

The bird is not native to Taiwan. Many years ago, people imported it as pet bird and kept in local farms, some escaped. They adapted well to the local environment and climate and has been living alone river banks and ponds mingled with other water birds such as Egrets.

This one was taking a bath and extended its wings to show off its majestic figure.

Click on the photo to have a clearer view of the bird.

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Carol said...

Beautiful bird photos. You took that third shot at the right time. Great captures.

shu said...

Love the photos and the story!

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I love the color you see as it extends it's wings. Beautiful!

Hootin' Anni said...

That is just too gorgeous for words!!!!

Here's MINE --White Winged Dove sittin' in a tree C O O I N G!!
[scroll down a bit in my Saturday post]

Snap said...

Lovely shots. Ibis fascinate me with the bill that looks like is should be going the other way. !!! Love the shot with his feathers splayed.

Jane said...

Awesome captures Grace and Bradley, magnificant birds.

Dianne said...

I love the top shot the most
so graceful!!
the wings are amazing


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