Ibis calvo

El ibis calvo (Geronticus calvus) es una especie de ave de la familia Threskiornithidae. Esta especie sólo se encuentra en regiones montañosas de Sudáfrica oriental. No se conocen subespecies. [Geronticus calvus]

Es natural del sur de África. Habita en las regiones montañosas. Es posible que anide solitaria, aunque usualmente lo hace en colonias. Hacen el nido en los riscos de las montañas. La nidada cuenta de uno a tres huevos. De longitud mide unos 80 cm. A la Ibis Calva en inglés se le conoce por “Bald Ibis”. [Geronticus calvus]

The Southern Bald Ibis (Geronticus calvus) is a large bird found in open grassland or semi-desert in the mountains of southern Africa.

ibis calvo (Geronticus calvus)This large, glossy, blue-black ibis has an unfeathered red face and head, and a long, decurved red bill. It breeds colonially on and amongst rocks and on cliffs, laying 2-3 eggs which are incubated for 21 days before hatching. It feeds on insects, small reptiles, rodents and small birds.

The ibises are gregarious long-legged wading birds with long down-curved bills; they form one subfamily of the Threskiornithidae, the other subfamily being the spoonbills. The two Geronticus species differ from other ibises in that they have unfeathered faces and heads, breed on cliffs rather than in trees, and prefer arid habitats to the wetlands used by their relatives. [Southern Bald Ibis]

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