Nonatives - Sacred Ibis

Sacred Ibis - Threskironis aethiopicus

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 2000

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to Africa, where it feeds on invertebrates.

Habitats: 

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Palm Beach 2000   Not reported breeding (Pranty 2001d)

References

Pranty, B. 2001d. Field observations [winter report: December 2000-February 2001]. Florida Field Naturalist 29(3):___.

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