Birds - Timothy S. Allen
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The African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)

This is bird revered in ancient Egypt, and associated with the god Thoth, is posing an environmental threat in Taiwan. It escaped from a zoo 20 years ago. The African Sacred Ibis has also been identified as a pest species in France, Italy, Spain, and the United States. The predatory species poses a threat to local species that share a similar biological niche, such as various species of egrets, Herons, and terns. (Source: Taiwan English News, April 16, 2016

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