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Threskiornis aethiopicus (Sacred Ibis)

Wikipedia Abstract

The African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) is a species of ibis. Its sister species is the Australian white ibis.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
19
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
38
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 15.0957
EDGE Score: 2.77855

Attributes

Clutch Size [6]  2
Incubation [5]  29 days
Maximum Longevity [7]  37 years
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams, Temporary Pools, Coastal
Wing Span [8]  3.87 feet (1.18 m)
Adult Weight [2]  3.303 lbs (1.498 kg)
Birth Weight [3]  62 grams
Female Weight [2]  3.038 lbs (1.378 kg)
Male Weight [2]  3.567 lbs (1.618 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [2]  17.4 %
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Ectothermic [4]  10 %
Diet - Endothermic [4]  10 %
Diet - Fish [4]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  70 %
Forages - Ground [4]  100 %

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Consumers

Parasitized by 
Polymorphus biziurae[11]

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Lowe, KW, Clark, A. & Clark, RA 1985. Body measurements, plumage and moult of the Sacred Ibis in South Africa. Ostrich 56: 111-116
3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5Intrinsic aging-related mortality in birds, Robert E. Ricklefs, JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 31: 103–111. Copenhagen 2000
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
7de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
8del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
9"FOOD OF SACRED IBIS THRESKIORNIS AETHIOPICUS NESTLINGS IN THE FREE STATE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA", Grzegorz Kopija, Ordino B. Koka & Zennon N. Roosa, Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology Volume 67, Issue 3-4, 1996 (2010)
10Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
11Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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