Share to Facebook Share to Twitter More...

What Is The Scientific Name Of African Sacred Ibis? (ANSWER)

SCIENTIFIC NAME OF AFRICAN SACRED IBIS – In this topic, we are going to know and identify the scientific name of this species of ibis.

SCIENTIFIC NAME OF AFRICAN SACRED IBIS
Image from: eBird

It is an ibis species of the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae. The bird is native to Africa and the Middle East.

It is known for its role in the religion of the ancient Egyptians and is linked to the Egyptian god Thoth.

In its maturity, it is 68 centimeters or 27 inches long with an all-white body plumage apart from dark plumes on the rump. It has a black bald head and neck, thick curved bill and legs. Its white wings show a black rear border in flight. It also have brown eyes with a dark red orbital ring.

It is usually silent but occasionally makes some croaking noises.

Answer

The binomial name of African sacred ibis is Threskiornis aethiopicus.

Threskiornis is a genus of ibises, wading birds of the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae. It is derived from the Ancient Greek words thrêskos, which means “religious, devout” and órnīs which means “bird“.

The specific epithet aethiopicus, on the other hand, is a Latin term which means “of Ethiopia“.

READ ALSO: What Is The Scientific Name Of French Bean? (ANSWER)

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter More...

comment(s) for this post "What Is The Scientific Name Of African Sacred Ibis? (ANSWER)". Tell us what you think abut this post by leaving your comments below.

{ 0 comments… add one }

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.