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Published: 13 Oct 2017

Skoorsteenveër/African Sacred Ibis

Die Skoorsteenveër (Threskiornis aethiopicus) is ‘n groot voël (lengte 64–82 cm; gewig 1.5 kg), wat wydverspreid voorkom. In Engels staan die voël bekend as die African Sacred Ibis.

Die heilige voël van die Egiptenare, waar dit “Die Vader van die Sekel” genoem is, omdat dit in duisende op landerye na oorstromings deur die Nylrivier voorgekom het en as ‘n aanduiding van ‘n goeie oesjaar beskou was. Waterinsektepaddasvissesprinkane, ensovoorts is hulle kos. Die naam skoorsteenveër het hy gekry vanweë sy gewoonte om die binnegoed van dooie diere uit te skraap.  Die kop en nek is veerloos en swart van kleur. Die vlerke en rug is wit met ‘n swart stert.

The African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) is a species of ibis. Its sister species is the Australian white ibis.  An adult individual is 68 cm (27 in) long with all-white body plumage apart from dark plumes on the rump. The bald head and neck, thick curved bill and legs are black. The white wings show a black rear border in flight. Sexes are similar, but juveniles have dirty white plumage, a smaller bill and some feathering on the neck.

Flying in South Africa

This bird is usually silent, but occasionally makes some croaking noises, unlike its vocal relative, the hadada ibis.

Published: 13 Oct 2017

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