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Paternoster to Lambert's Bay, Western Cape
South Africa


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/7999 s, f/5.7, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Heiliger Ibis Dutch  Heilige Ibis
Italian  Ibis sacro Spanish  Ibis Sagrado


In ancient Egyptian mythology, Sacred Ibises were considered the incarnation of Toth, the god of wisdom and learning. They have disappeared from Egypt but are common south of Sudan.


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African Sacred Ibis
Threskiornis aethiopicus
Ibis sacré