Ibises and spoonbills in Uganda
Ibises and spoonbills in Uganda- These birds belong to the Threskiornithidae family of large terrestrial and wading birds which includes the ibises and spoonbills. They have long, broad wings with 11 primary and about 20 secondary feathers.
They are strong fliers and despite their size and weight, very capable soarers. There are 36 species worldwide and 7 species which occur in Uganda.
Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)
Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash)
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Olive Ibis (Bostrychia olivacea)
Spot-breasted Ibis (Bostrychia rara)