Animals Birds

Animals Birds

Waldrapp Ibis


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Geronticus eremita
PROFILE:

The Waldrapp ibis, also called the northern bald ibis, can sometimes be mistaken for a scavenger or vulture due to its bald head and black feathers. It is actually an insectivore! It uses its long beak to poke into rocky crevices when searching for food. To find this bird, look up. They can be found in the highest parts of the A.D. Martin, Jr. Forest Aviary during warm seasons.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird, Ciconiiformes (storks, herons, egrets, and their relatives)
NATIVE TO:
Africa and Middle East
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Critically endangered
DIET:
Carnivore
LIFESPAN:
Up to 24 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Colonies
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