The vivid black-and-white markings of the African sacred ibis certainly ensure that this bird stands in stark contrast to the greens, browns, and blues of the South African landscapes. They have the same silhouette as their hadeda relatives but are undoubtedly set apart by their plumage. The African sacred ibis favors marshes and shorelines, where it can wade peacefully in the water and mud in search of a meal. As urbanization and development continue, these birds have also been known to visit rubbish dumps and farming areas.
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Photo capture date & Location: 2017-06 De Kleine Serengeti Game Lodge