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Hadada Ibis.jpg
Bostrychia hagedash
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Threskiornithidae
Subfamily: Threskiornithinae
Genus: Bostrychia
G.R. Gray, 1847
Type species
Geronticus carnuculatus
(Rüppell, 1837)[1]

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, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaire, Tanzania and Sao Tome and Principe 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.


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Bostrychia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 18 May 2010.