Malagasy Sacred Ibis Threskiornis bernieri

Malagasy Sacred Ibis
Madagascar Sacred Ibis
Malagasy Sacred Ibis
The Malagasy or Madagascar Sacred Ibis is native to the west coast of Madagascar and Aldabra atoll of the Seychelles. The main visual difference between it and the African Sacred Ibis is that the African has dark irises and the Malagasy has white or very pale blue irises. It also has no, or very little, black on its wingtips and no black trailing edge to its wings.
Malagasy Sacred Ibis
Madagascar Sacred Ibis
Malagasy Sacred Ibis
The Ibis is endangered by humans hunting the adults and stealing eggs and young. Habitat degradation and loss are also factors in its continuing population decline.