The sacred ibis feeds mainly on insects (grasshoppers, crickets, beetles) that they hunt for on the water’s surface or on dry land.
They also capture worms, molluscs, small fish and amphibians.
The rest of their menu comprises carrion, waste and seeds.
In France, reproduction takes place from April to June.
Nesting sites are reused year after year.
The female lays from two to four eggs. The young are born following an incubation period of 28 days.
The young leave the colony after 40 days.
distributionSpecies found in tropical and Southern Africa.
The sacred ibis is mainly found in Egypt.
The French population is Breton (after being introduced).