Sacred Ibis: a new invasive species in Europe

African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) Science Article 1


Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus is closelyrelated to both Black-headed Ibis T. melanocephalus(from the Indian subcontinent) andAustralian White Ibis T. molucca (which breedsin Australia, New Guinea and some nearbyislands)-to the point that they are sometimestreated as one species, T. aethiopicus. However,they are generally regarded as three distinctspecies forming a superspecies (eg del Hoyo etal. 1992).

Pierre Yesou and Philippe Clergeau, Birding World 18 (12): 517-526

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