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wood ibis

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  • 1A stork with a slightly downcurved bill and a bare face or head, found in America and Africa. Also called wood stork.
    • Genus Mycteria, family Ciconiidae: the black-faced M. americana of America, and the red-faced M. ibis of Africa
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    • In the Lochinvar, regarded as Zambia's prime birds sanctuary, there is the crested cranes, saddle-bill storks, egrets, wood ibis, vultures and the rare shoebill stork.
    • There is a tradition to the effect that the wood ibis is a solitary misanthrope, but Audubon mentions thousands in a flock.
    • In the area, it is common to see birds such as scarlet ibises, storks, wood ibises, herons, jaçanas and maguari storks, besides capybaras, anacondas, sloths, monkeys, and much more.
  • 2 (crested wood ibis) A mainly brown ibis with a greenish crest, found only in Madagascar.
    • Lophotibis cristata, family Threskiornithidae
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    • My best wild bird sighting so far is a Madagascan crested wood ibis in 1987, but I saw some at a zoo in Berlin in 2007.

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