Category
C
Status
Vagrant
Breeding status
First Record
2004
Last Recorded
2004

Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus


Sacred Ibis photographed at Rue des Bergers [BER] on 0/12/2004. Photo: © Vic Froome
  Sacred Ibis photographed at Rue des Bergers [BER] on 0/12/2004 Photo: © Vic Froome (visit site)

The Sacred Ibis is typically a bird of sub-Saharan Africa but populations have been introduced into France, Italy, Spain and the USA. The population breeding in Brittany is expanding at a rapid rate and record from the Bailiwick is most likely from this introduced population.

The first Bailiwick record occurred in Alderney from the 10th to 27th December 2004. What was presumably this bird was found at the Claire Mare on the 27th December and it then moved to the Rue des Bergers NR that day where it remained for several days. It was then seen in a number of grassland sites (including Barras Lane and Vingtaine de L'Epine) and over the next few months and was finally seen on the 25 March 2005.



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Sacred Ibis photographed at Rue des Bergers [BER] on 0/12/2004. Photo: © Vic Froome
Sacred Ibis photographed at Rue des Bergers [BER] on 0/12/2004. Photo: © Vic Froome (visit site)

Sacred Ibis photographed at Rue des Bergers on 0/12/2004. Photo: © Vic Froome
Sacred Ibis photographed at Rue des Bergers on 0/12/2004. Photo: © Vic Froome (visit site)

 


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Sacred Ibis Rue de Bergers N.R. 27/12/2004 31/12/2004 1
Sacred Ibis Claire Mare 27/12/2004 1
Sacred Ibis Rue Mainguy 28/1/2005 1
Sacred Ibis Vingtaine de L'Epine 30/1/2005 1
Sacred Ibis Vingtaine de L'Epine 1/2/2005 1
Sacred Ibis Vingtaine de L'Epine 5/3/2005 9/3/2005 1
Sacred Ibis Barras Lane 6/3/2005 1
Sacred Ibis Barras Lane 17/3/2005 1
Sacred Ibis Rousse 18/3/2005 1
Sacred Ibis Claire Mare 20/3/2005 1
Sacred Ibis Claire Mare 20/3/2005 1
Sacred Ibis Rue du Closel, VAL 23/3/2005 25/3/2005 1