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WEC267: Florida's Introduced Birds: Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)

Figure 1. The Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) is similar in appearance to native ibises, but is much larger. This invasive bird also looks very similar to the native Wood Stork. However, the bill of the Sacred Ibis is more slender and curved; the head, neck, bill, legs, and feet are much darker black; and it has long black plumes on its rump. Credit: Richard Mittleman (, 2006