Dwarf Olive Ibis

Bostrychia bocagei (Chapin, 1923)

Summary

Ibis with an very small population (actual number in the order of a few hundreds of individuals) and has an very small distribution area (São Tomé island of the São Tomé e Príncipe archipelago).
Endemic species, occurring mainly in swampy areas in lowland primary forest.
The evolution trend of the global population is apparently a decreasing one.

Global conservation status

Critically endangered (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Dwarf Olive Ibis

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It occurs on São Tomé island of the São Tomé e Príncipe archipelago in lowland primary forests, in swampy areas with sparse undergrowth near rivers and in areas where the soil was overturned by wild pigs (river basins of São Miguel, Xufexufe, Martim Mendes, Yo Grande and Ana Chaves).

Feed

It feeds mainly on invertebrates.

Breeding

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Predators

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