Habitat use by foraging bald ibises geronticus calvus in western natal

Manry, D.E.

South African Journal of Wildlife Research 12(3): 85-93


Accession: 005546102

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Bald ibises foraged in indigenous grassland, cultivated pastures, reaped maize fields and plowed lands. During the annual austral winter and spring burning periods the birds foraged extensively in burned grassland and in short, post-burn regrowth. Outside the burning season, bald ibises fed primarily in short-grazed grassland and cultivated pastures. The pre-modern foraging ecology of G. calvus is discussed in relation to the present situation.