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Southern Bald Ibis
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[Photo] Southern Bald Ibis (Geronticus calvus) from Cologne Zoo, Germany. Date 2007-03-05. Author Sarefo (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sarefo)
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The Southern Bald Ibis
) is a large bird found in open grassland or semi-desert in the mountains of southern Africa.
This large, glossy, blue-black ibis
has an unfeathered red face and head, and a long, decurved red bill. It breeds colonially on and amongst rocks and on cliffs, laying 2-3 eggs which are incubated for 21 days before hatching. It feeds on insects and other small creatures.
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