Sacred Ibis

The sacred ibis was venerated for centuries in Egypt where it was a symbol of Thoth, the scribe of the gods. In ancient times the killing of this bird was punishable by death. The sacred ibis is now extinct in Egypt.

Africa

At A Glance

Habitat

Wooded streams in savanna country and open forest

Diet

Insects, spiders, worms, crustaceans, mollusks, frogs, reptiles, birds, eggs and carrion

Location

Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa