Did you know?
The Northern bald ibis is a migratory bird native to Germany /Austria until the 17th Century. It was almost wiped out due to hunting practices. Only very small colonies remain in the wild today in Morocco and Ethiopia and these are residents that have not shown any migratory behaviour. Scientists have made efforts to reintroduce these birds to Europe, attempting to show them their migration route with microlights.
European Endangered species Program
This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.
|Classification||Order: Pelecaniformes; family: ibises and spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)|
|Habitat||Breeds on undisturbed cliff ledges or nooks; forages in open areas (e.g. meadows, grazing pastures, semi-arid steppes)|
|Reproduction||Breeds in colonies; mating season: February– April; incubation: 24–28 days; clutch of 2–4 eggs|
|Diet||Plant and animal matter. Feeds on insects, worms, amphibians and small invertebrates as well as duckweed, roots and berries.|