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Sacred Ibis.tif
This species is termed Sacred because its migratory habits took it to Egypt in the spring where it was seen to eat large numbers of pest insects.  Hence ancient Egyptian civilisations conferred upon it sacred status.  Nowdays it has been introduced into a number of countries where its omnivorous, even scavenging habits, has enabled it to live and breed successfully.