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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Ciconiiformes
Familia: Threskiornithidae
Subfamilia: Threskiornithinae
Genus: Bostrychia
Species: B. carunculata - B. hagedash - B. olivacea - B. rara


Bostrychia G.R. Gray, 1847


The Genera of Birds 3 p.565,566

Bostrychia is a genus of ibises in the family Threskiornithidae. Member species are found in many countries throughout Africa.

It contains the following five species:[2]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Bostrychia carunculata.jpg Bostrychia carunculata Wattled ibis Ethiopia
Hadeda Ibis Portrait.jpg Bostrychia hagedash Hadada ibis Sudan, Burundi, Ethiopia, Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Gambia, Kenya, Somalia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Olive Ibis.JPG Bostrychia olivacea Olive ibis Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaire, Tanzania and São Tomé and Príncipe Island
Bostrychia bocagei.jpg Bostrychia bocagei São Tomé ibis São Tomé
Bostrychia rara Spot-breasted ibis Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda


Four of these species are evaluated as Least Concern status, but the dwarf olive ibis is Critically Endangered according to the IUCN.

G.R. Gray (1849). The genera of birds : comprising their generic characters, a notice of the habits of each genus, and an extensive list of species referred to their several genera. 3. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. p. 566.
"ITIS Report: Bostrychia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 18 May 2010.

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