Northern Bald Ibis (1)
Geronticus eremita(Critically endangered)
Feb 28 2009
The only remaining wild colonies of Bald Ibis are in Morocco and Syria, but earlier on it was widespread in Europe, too. In an attempt to reestablish the species, a new colony was introduced in Austria. These birds have been trained to fly behind an ultra-light plane, with the goal to teach them to migrate. From Austria they are taken to Italy for the winter, and that's where one can find them (about 30-40 birds).
Jul 14 2014