Hermit Ibis

The Northern Bald Ibis was once widespread across the Middle East, northern Africa and southern Europe, with a fossil record dating back at least 1.8 million years. It disappeared from Europe over 300 years ago, and is now considered critically endangered. There are believed to be about 500 wild birds remaining in southern Morocco, and fewer than 10 in Syria, where it was rediscovered in 2002. To combat these ebbing numbers, recent reintroduction programs have been instituted internationally, with a semi-wild breeding colony in Turkey, as well as sites in Austria, Spain and northern Morocco.

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The Hermit Ibis is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

hermit ibis of Morocco and Turkey is an exception, nesting on cliffs and rocky slopes. Ibises lay two to five whitish, pale blue, or pale green eggs, lightly spotted in some species. The sacred ibis is widely distributed in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. More

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The Waldrapp Ibis (or Northern Bald Ibis, or Hermit Ibis) is oil-sheen black with a featherless head and a scraggly mane of black feathers that give it a buzzard look that no respectable shorebird should ever hope for. Not that the Waldrapp Ibis is really a shorebird, aside from being so phylogenetically. It lives in the grassy steppes of Morocco, Syria, and Turkey, as opposed to the marshes that its cousins inhabit. More

The Hermit Ibis (Geronticus Eremita), an endangered species, is a migratory bird found in barren, semi-desert or rocky habitats, often close to running water. Its bill and the bare skin on its head are reddish. The species was once widespread across the Middle East, northern Africa and southern Europe, with a fossil record dating back at least 1.8 million years. It disappeared from Europe over 300 years ago, and is now considered critically endangered. More

The hermit ibis nests in a few scattered colonies in Morocco, Syria and Turkey. An insect-eater, it has suffered from the use of insecticides. Copyright Info AnimmalPicturesArchive.com does not have the copyright for this image. This photograph or artwork is copyright by the photographer or the original artist. If you are to use this photograph, please contact the copyright owner or the poster. More

Formerly, the hermit ibis had widespread distribution in Africa and Europe, but populations dwindled due to loss of habitat and mass hunting in the seventeenth century. HABITAT Rocky plateaus, high-altitude meadows and streams, and arid or semi-arid plains within foraging range of riverbeds or ocean beaches. BEHAVIOR Except for the habit of nesting on cliffs, the hermit ibis is a typical member of its family. More

In February 1996, 52 Hermit Ibis birds set free from procreation station to reproduction in nature. After the reproduction season, the total number reached to 75 with 23 young birds. 4 of them are given to Istanbul Bayramoğlu Zoo, 5 of them are given to Atatürk Orman Çiftliği, 13 of them immigrated and 45 of them are still living in procreation station. Birecik people consider Thermit Ibis birds which they regionally call Keçelaynak holy. More

Aspects of the topic hermit ibis are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * description and range (in ibis (bird subfamily)) The hermit ibis (Geronticus eremita), an endangered species, inhabits northern Africa and the Middle East. Its bill and the bare skin on its head are reddish. Breeding colonies once existed in central and southern Europe,... More

Common name: Hermit Ibis; Northern Bald Ibis; Waldrapp; Bald Ibis Scientific name: Geronticus eremita Distribution: Northern and western Africa, Southern Europe and Western Asia CITES listing: Appendix I (28/06/79) Photo: More

They continue the effords to breed hermit ibises in captivity around Birecik, a southeastern province of Turkey. The hermit ibis is a 75 cms long bird with a bold head and a long beak. - Copyright © 2005 Focusmm.com. All Rights Reserved. More

A hermit Ibis looks at a fake bird attac = Caption: A hermit Ibis looks at a fake bird attached to a keepers hat at an Ibis sanctuary near Barbate de Franco on June 5, 2008 on world environment day. The sanctuary is developing a program of repopulation of the species which is seriously threatened with extinction. AFP PHOTO/ JOSE LUIS ROCA. More

Although one of its names is Hermit ibis, the Waldrapp ibis is actually a gregarious bird that normally lives in large flocks of dozens of individuals. It nests in rocky crevices, grottoes and on cliffs near rivers (the Euphrates in Turkey) where it forages for food by probing with its beak in dry clay and among stones, looking for insects, larvae, worms and grasshoppers in addition to reptiles, amphibians and small mammals (mice, etc.). More

last refuges and breeding grounds of the hermit ibis, a bald ibis which normally winters in Morocco. It is a species so close to extinction that in 1973 only 25 breeding pairs remained. Prompted by the World Wildlife Fund and with government assistance Turkish conservationists at the sanctuary are now engaged in trying to save it. More

A total of 97 hermit ibis, taken under protection in Birecik town of southeastern Sanliurfa province, were set free for reproduction in nature by the end of February, Turan Cetin from the Nature Association told AA on Tuesday. Since then, 20 new-born babies have joined the hermit ibis family, rising the number of the almost extinct species in the region to 117, Cetin said. More

The Hermit Ibis is often seen flying in large flocks, for it breeds in colonies. Seeking recluse and safety from predators, the colonies prefer the alpine areas along the Euphrates for nesting. Here, the birds raise their young on lofty ledges and crevices in the towering walls of steep cliffs. In late July, this interesting creature will leave the upper Euphrates for its wintering ground in Algeria. More

Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Threskiornithidae
Genus : Geronticus
Species : eremita
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)