The sacred ibis was venerated for centuries in Egypt where it was a symbol of Thoth, the scribe of the gods. In ancient times the killing of this bird was punishable by death. The sacred ibis is now extinct in Egypt.
HABITATWooded streams in savanna country and open forest
DIET Insects, spiders, worms, crustaceans, mollusks, frogs, reptiles, birds, eggs and carrion