Here you see the Green Ibis in its natural colors. A common bird seen on a daily basis in Kabalebo.
Quite often the Green Ibis is called, by non birders, the 'Black Ibis' as it shows a dark plumage when there is no or bad sunlight. Often noisy and alert in the mornings near the river. They are most often seen alone or in pairs on the riverbanks. Sometimes you can spot them resting on branches, hanging low over the river, or close to the river on the side. The Green Ibis is a river bird that is looking for amphibians, insects, tadpoles or worms to satisfy their appetite.
Even though they are common and seen quite often on the Kabalebo river, you also must have patience to take a great picture. They always like to fly away the moment you want to 'shoot' them.
The Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis) is locally known as the 'Koro Koro' -bird. If you listen to its sound you will understand why.
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