Ibis Northern Bald (Geronticus eremita) head view, near endemic – MoroccoFull Size
The Ibis head feathers (or fascinator) are similar to the Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius), I wonder what role its feathers play?
This was the target bird for our tour of Morocco. It is highly endangered with only 500 breeding pairs. After scrambling up a hill and lurking behind small bushes I was able to take excellent photos in perfect light. See the Southern Bald Ibis I photographed in Lesotho there are similarities but without the ‘fascinator’.
- Species:Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita)
- Bird Type:Adult near endemic (head view)
- FamilyIbises, Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)
- Date Taken20221013
- Location:Tamri 45km North