Olive ibis

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Olive ibis
Ibis olivacea.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes (see below.)
Family: Threskiornithidae
Subfamily: Threskiornithinae
Genus: Bostrychia
Species: B. olivacea
Binomial name
Bostrychia olivacea
(Du Bus De Gisignies, 1838)

The olive ibis (Bostrychia olivacea) is a species of bird in the Threskiornithidae family. It is found in Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, São Tomé, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia.[1] The São Tomé subspecies is sometimes recognised as a separate species, the São Tomé ibis, Bostrychia bocagei, with the mainland birds called the African olive ibis.[2] There was some disagreement among ornithologists as to the order to which ibises belong and they were previously included in the Ciconiiformes. A recent study puts this species in the order Pelecaniformes.[3]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Bostrychia olivacea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3788
  3. ^ Hackett, Shannon J.; Kimball, Rebecca T.; Reddy, Sushma; Bowie, Rauri C. K.; Braun, Edward L.; Braun, Michael J.; Chojnowski, Jena L.; Cox, W. Andrew; Han, Kin-Lan; Harshman, John; Huddleston, Christopher J.; Marks, Ben D.; Miglia, Kathleen J.; Moore, William S.; Sheldon, Frederick H.; Steadman, David W.; Witt, Christopher C.; Yuri, Tamaki (June 2008). "A Phylogenomic Study of Birds Reveals Their Evolutionary History". Science 320 (5884): 1763–1768. doi:10.1126/science.1157704. PMID 18583609.